West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots except east 10 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming light early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday morning except southeast 50 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Rain beginning Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 4 to 6 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)


West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 December 2014

'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 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 17 December 2014 A relatively weak trough of low pressure over Haida Gwaii this
afternoon will stall over Hecate Strait this evening. Then an intense
Pacific frontal system will move into the offshore waters tonight and
through the North Coast during the day Thursday.

Strong to gale force southeast winds will prevail ahead of the
incoming trough over most northern and central waters this evening.
Then widespread storm force southeasterlies will develop by Thursday
morning everywhere from Northern Vancouver Island northwards as the
Pacific front approaches. Very high seas will build, reaching up
To 8 metres off the central portions of the coast. Winds will rise to
strong to gale force southeast over the far south on Thursday. In
addition, outflow winds will rise to gale force through the Northern
Mainland inlets tonight and Thursday morning.

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