West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2017
Tonight and Saturday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming southeast 25 to 35 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Saturday evening except southeast 50 northwest of Estevan Point.
Rain changing to rain at times heavy early Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2017
'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 SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located north of Bowie.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:20 PM PST 24 November 2017 A weakening frontal system is stalling over Central Vancouver
Island tonight. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale
force winds are diminishing tonight. In the wake of the front, strong
southwest winds are expected.
Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over the northern waters tonight.
Another low tracking will move over Northwestern Explorer late
Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday night.
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