West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming northwest 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Fog patches forming early Saturday morning and dissipating Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 August 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre except 2 offshore. Seas building to 1 to 2 near noon except 2 to 3 offshore today and tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 August 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 10 knots becoming southeast 10.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located west of the offshore
waters.

At 7:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PDT 26 August 2016 A ridge of high pressure will remain nearly stationary west of the
offshore waters through today. Strong to gale force
Northwesterly winds will prevail mostly over the central and northern
waters.

The ridge will weaken on Saturday as a low drifts into Bowie from the
northwest. This shift in the pattern will also end the strong to
gale force northwesterly flow across the region.

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