West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 this morning except variable 15 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 overnight then backing to northwest 5 to 15 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 overnight and to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 2019
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 40 knots diminishing to north 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:30 p.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 16 February 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Central Coast will remain nearly
stationary today. West of the trough, strong to gale force
Northerly winds over the offshore waters will spread to the west
coast of Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island this morning.

Outflow through the mainland inlets will increase to marginal
Gale force winds on Sunday.

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