West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 February 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light except northwest 15 to 20 knots offshore. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening except light near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday morning except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Showers beginning Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 February 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon except 3 to 4 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 February 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind north 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 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 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PST 18 February 2019 An approaching trough of low pressure will intensify over the North
Coast tonight and stretch across the mainland coast by Tuesday
morning. In the wake of the trough, northwesterly gales will develop
over Bowie tonight then spread to northern and central waters Tuesday
morning and the west coast of Vancouver Island in the afternoon.

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