West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 April 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 late this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Monday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 April 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 April 2015
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning and to southwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 20.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 April 2015

'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 4:00 PM PDT 26 April 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low 980 mb located over
the northern Gulf of Alaska.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over
Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT Monday deepening low located over the offshore
waters.
By 6:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 980 mb located near Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PDT 26 April 2015 A 980 MB low in the Northern Gulf of Alaska will weaken slowly
tonight and Monday. A cold front just west of Cape Scott late this
afternoon will weaken over Central Vancouver Island this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies shift to strong
Southwesterlies behind the front.

A second low will develop offshore on Monday. Gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will reach storm force Monday
Night as the low approaches North Coast waters. Winds will shift
rapidly to gale to storm force westerlies in the wake of the low
By Tuesday morning.

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