West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon then becoming northwest 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Saturday morning and to northwest 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.
Rain ending late overnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 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 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Lower Mainland.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
At midnight PDT tonight frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Washington Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:42 AM PDT 20 April 2018 A frontal system currently lying over Haida Gwaii will pivot around
Haida Gwaii today and lie northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte
Sound by this evening. The frontal system will slide eastwards
through Vancouver Island tonight and into the BC Interior by early
Widespread strong to gale force southerlies will continue ahead of
Strong to gale force westerlies will develop in the wake of the
frontal system this evening and overnight then ease to generally
moderate westerly winds Saturday.
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- Bowie - southern half
- 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
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- Arctic - Western Arctic
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- Atlantic - Maritimes
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