West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to light late Monday morning then increasing to southeast 15 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday evening except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point.
A few showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning Monday evening.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 4:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
'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 PM PST 21 December 2014 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Hecate Strait.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:22 PM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over the offshore waters late this afternoon
will move across Haida Gwaii this evening. Strong to local gale force
southwest winds ahead of the trough will veer to strong westerlies
behind the trough.
A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters by afternoon. These winds will spread to most
central and northern waters Monday evening.
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