West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 June 2019
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 this afternoon except southeast 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino overnight. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Friday morning except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon except northwest 10 to 20 near the coast south of Tofino.
Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Friday morning.
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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 20 June 2019
'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 20 June 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over BC interior.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening trough located over BC interior.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over Queen
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:24 AM PDT 20 June 2019 A ridge of high pressure is building west of the offshore waters
while a trough remains over the B.C. Interior.
Strong to gale force westerlies will develop through Juan de Fuca and
Johnstone Strait later this afternoon. Gales off the west coast of
Vancouver Island will develop today and persist tonight.
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