West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 after midnight and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 Wednesday morning and to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday evening except southeast 45 northwest of Estevan Point.
Scattered showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain Wednesday afternoon and evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PST 07 February 2023
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 998 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:14 AM PST 7 February 2023 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will continue to move
southeastward across the South Coast this morning. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies in the Strait of Georgia will ease and shift
To moderate to strong southwesterlies this morning, with
Westerly gales developing in the Juan de Fuca Strait this afternoon.
A 998 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie this morning and
reach the mainland North Coast this evening. Gale force westerlies
In its vicinity will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters this morning. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
south of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.
A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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