West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots except southeast 65 near the headlands. Wind becoming west 40 to 50 early this morning except northeast 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 40 to 50 late this morning then diminishing to west 30 to 40 near noon. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 this evening then veering to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday morning.
Rain changing to showers this morning and ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PDT 18 May 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located off Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 990 mb located off Cape Scott.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 999 mb located over northern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:40 AM PDT 18 May 2022 A trough of low pressure will weaken over Haida Gwaii this morning.
Ahead of the trough, southerly gales over Dixon Entrance East and
Hecate Strait will ease early this morning.
A deep low pressure centre will cross Northern Vancouver Island this
morning. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterly winds
over West Vancouver Island with hurricane force southeasterlies near
the headlands will shift to gale to storm force westerly in its wake.
The southeast gales will spread to the inner South Coast early this
morning and westerly gales will develop over Juan de Fuca Strait.
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