West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2018
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind northwest 15 to 25 except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Friday.
Chance of drizzle late this morning. Fog patches dissipating near midnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2018
'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 PDT 16 August 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT today approaching low 1016 mb located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:24 AM PDT 16 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure along a north to south line lies
Over Northeastern Bowie. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
prevail over most BC waters with marginal gales expected off the
northwestern coast of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.
The ridge will weaken this afternoon as it shifts eastward towards
Haida Gwaii. Meanwhile, a weak low pressure system will reach
Northwestern Bowie on Friday morning.
Marginal gales are also expected for eastern and central
Sections of Juan de Fuca Strait later this afternoon and tonight.
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
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
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- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
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- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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