West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light except southeast 10 to 20 knots near the coast. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon. Wind veering to south 35 to 45 late this afternoon then to southwest 25 to 35 this evening except southeast 35 to 45 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming west 25 near midnight then diminishing to west 10 to 20 Thursday morning.
Scattered showers changing to rain this afternoon then to showers Thursday morning. Risk of thunderstorms Thursday.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
'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 4:00 AM PST 7 December 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located from Hecate Strait
At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located near
At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:02 AM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Bowie will sweep across northern and central waters
today and reach southern waters this evening.
Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island.
For waters of the inner South Coast, strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop this afternoon and persist into the
In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle, and maintain marginal gale to gale
force westerlies over Bowie.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- 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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