West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then becoming northwest 25 to 35 near noon except southeast 25 to 35 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming westerly 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 15 Saturday afternoon.
Scattered showers changing to rain early this morning then to showers this afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms Saturday morning and afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
Gale warning in effect
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2023
'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 PDT 31 March 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:32 AM PDT 31 March 2023 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will track southeastward across
Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the system, strong to gale force
southerlies over northern waters will spread to central and southern
waters including the Strait of Georgia through this morning.
In its wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force northwesterly
through today, and then spread to Juan de Fuca Strait this evening as
the system departs the South Coast.
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