West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to west 15 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 late this evening then increasing to west 20 to 30 early Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 Sunday evening.
Rain ending late this afternoon. Rain overnight and Sunday.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PST 13 February 2016
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.
At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:12 AM PST 13 February 2016 A frontal system over Bowie will move onto the mainland coast this
evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the front
will persist today then diminish early this evening after the front
passes. Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front
will ease tonight.
A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie Sunday morning will
bring another bout of gales over northern and central waters.
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