West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 July 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Barkley Sound. Wind becoming northwest 35 near noon except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Barkley Sound. Wind increasing to northwest 40 this evening except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Barkley Sound. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 Saturday evening except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Barkley Sound.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 29 July 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 4:00 AM PDT 29 July 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:42 AM PDT 29 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extends from well
Offshore toward Haida Gwaii. Under this pattern, strong to
Gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island and
southeastern half of Explorer will continue through Saturday.
The strong northwesterlies through Johnstone Strait will rise to gale
force this afternoon. Northwesterlies will also rise to marginal gale
force in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight. Westerly winds
through Juan de Fuca Strait will rise to marginal gales this evening.
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