West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening then veering to south 35 to 45 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain at times heavy.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon then building to 5 to 7 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 in the morning then increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 1:13 PM PST 17 January 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 981 mb located over northwestern
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 969 mb located west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:01 AM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure over the northern part of Explorer this
morning will track northward off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this
afternoon to lie west of Langara Island by late this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds currently over the southern
and central waters will spread northward into the northern waters
today as the low moves northward.

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