West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 July 2018
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 25 near midnight except northwest 30 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning except northwest 30 northwest of Estevan Point Wednesday evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Wednesday evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point.
Chance of drizzle tonight and Wednesday morning. Fog.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 9:30 PM PDT 17 July 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 9:30 PM PDT 17 July 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.
At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening trough located over Queen
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:14 PM PDT 17 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary
West of the offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
continue to prevail east of the centre of high pressure with
Local gales expected off the northwestern coast of Vancouver Island
and through Johnstone Strait.
A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait is
Generating strong to gale force westerly winds this evening.
Winds will ease to strong overnight then rise to gales again
Pacific - South Coast Area
- 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
- 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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