West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 35 early this morning and to southerly 20 to 30 near noon.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning then building to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 4 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning and to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:11 AM PST 09 December 2016

'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 4:00 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale to storm force outflow
winds are expected through mainland inlets this morning. Outflow
winds will ease to gale force by this afternoon. Cold temperatures
from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of moderate freezing
spray near most mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system over Queen Charlotte Sound is giving gale to
storm force easterlies and southeasterlies to south and central
waters. The low associated with this frontal system will move into
Northern Explorer by this afternoon. Gale force southwesterlies can
be expected near the low.

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