West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots except southerly 30 to 40 over southern sections this morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then increasing to southwest 40 to 50 near noon Wednesday.

Rain changing to showers early this afternoon and ending late this evening. Periods of rain overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 30.
Saturday Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 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 4:00 AM PST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Vancouver Island.
By noon PST today departing frontal system located over the Lower

At 1:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Pacific Ocean.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located over the
offshore waters.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 11 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently lies along the Central Coast to
Central Vancouver Island. The front will progress through the inner
South Coast this morning and then depart into the BC Interior by
This afternoon.

Gale force southerly winds are expected through the inner south
coastal waters this morning.

A weak ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters resulting
in gale force westerly winds across most areas this afternoon.

The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and tracks east through the South Coast by evening.

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