West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southerly 25 to 35 late this morning then to southwest 30 to 40 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning then becoming southwest 15 Sunday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today deepening low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Langara to
the Washington Coast.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 21 October 2017 A frontal system along the outer coast this morning will move inland
this afternoon, bringing gale to storm force southeasterlies.
Winds will shift to strong southerly in its wake, with a large area
of gale force southwesterlies developing off the outer coast and
Over the offshore waters, thanks to a deep low pressure centre
passing the north of Bowie tonight and Sunday morning. Winds will
ease to moderate to strong southerly Sunday afternoon as the low
weakens over the Alaska Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure
Builds over the South Coast.

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