West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point tonight. Wind becoming west 10 to 20 late Friday morning then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early Friday evening.

Periods of drizzle changing to rain early Friday morning and ending late Friday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to south 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 26 March 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 9:30 PM PDT 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching frontal system located
off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 26 March 2015 A stationary cold front extending from the Central Coast
southwestward over the Pacific will begin to push southeastward
Friday morning and will move through the Lower Mainland Friday
evening. In its wake a ridge will build towards Haida Gwaii Friday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over central waters will shift
to northwest late Friday as the front passes.

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