Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 April 2014 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
north-south over the southern Strait of Georgia.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over northwestern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying warm front located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday warm front located on a line north-south
over central Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:31 AM PDT 17 April 2014 A cold front currently northeast-southwest over the central
Vancouver Island will move across the South Coast today.

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds ahead of the front are over
the Strait of Georgia and West Coast Vancouver Island South. A ridge
will build behind the front with strong to gale northwesterly winds
spread into the southern waters this afternoon. Winds will ease
Friday morning as the ridge moves onto Vancouver Island.

A deepening low pressure system will approach the offshore waters
Friday afternoon. Ahead of this system, winds will rise to gale
To storm force southeasterly over the northern and central waters and
the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday evening.