West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early Saturday afternoon then backing to southeast 10 to 20 late Saturday afternoon.

A few showers changing to rain late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 October 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 PDT 20 October 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over the Coast Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located off the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located on a line
north-south over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching trough of low pressure will track across central and
northern waters on Saturday and move inland late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore
waters this evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the
inner South Coast early Saturday morning. In its wake the winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly late Saturday.

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