West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 November 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 40 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late Sunday morning. Wind veering to northwest 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 November 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening and to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 late Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 November 2017

'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 18 November 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Cape St. James then to Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 997 mb located near Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 999 mb located over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 18 November 2017 A 997 millibar low near cape St. James will move across the
Mainland North Coast this evening. An associated frontal system
On a northeast to southwest line through Hecate Strait and
Explorer will move slowly southwards to lie through Northern
Vancouver Island by early Sunday morning then cross the South Coast
on Sunday.

Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the front. Storm
force southeasterly near Northern Vancouver Island and over the
central waters will ease tonight as the low moves inland. Winds will
ease to moderate to strong westerlies behind the low and the front.

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