West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon then becoming south 40 to 50 late this afternoon except south 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind diminishing to west 20 to 30 early Sunday morning.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms Sunday.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this morning then building to 4 to 6 late this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 late this evening then subsiding to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to south 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

At 6:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located over the West
Entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:05 AM PST 20 January 2018 A frontal system over the offshore waters this morning will move
southeastward to the coastal waters this afternoon then to southern
waters tonight. The system will move out of BC waters late Sunday
morning as it continues tracking southward.

Gale to marginal storm force southeasterly winds over the offshore
waters will spread to northern and central coastal waters this
afternoon then to southern waters tonight. Winds will ease Sunday
morning as the system moves out of the region. Marginal gale force
westerly or northwesterly winds will develop over the offshore
Waters on Sunday in the wake of the front.

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