West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

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.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 early this evening and to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 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 Statement

Issued 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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