West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 23 October 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots except northwest 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming southerly 10 to 20 late this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late Wednesday afternoon except southeast 45 to 50 over northwestern sections.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Periods of rain beginning Wednesday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres except 5 over northwestern sections Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018
Thursday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind light becoming southeast 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 23 October 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 9:30 PM PDT 23 October 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Vancouver
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 974 mb located west of the
offshore waters.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
of Langara.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 23 October 2018 A frontal system located over Vancouver Island will move through the
inner South Coast this evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of the front will shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind

On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense front will be
affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm force
winds through all the northern and central waters with wind speeds
approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far south, the
system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by Wednesday

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