West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots except light near the coast this morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 this evening except northwest 25 to 30 northwest of Estevan Point overnight and Wednesday and northwest 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Wednesday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 August 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 21 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure will remain anchored over the offshore
waters today and Wednesday. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds
will develop over the west coast of Vancouver Island late Wednesday
afternoon.

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