West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 15 early this evening then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early Friday morning then becoming northwest 20 to 30 Friday evening.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Sunday Wind northeasterly 15 knots backing to northwest 15.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 February 2019

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 February 2019 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low located 100 miles northwest of Langara.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening low located near Prince Rupert.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 21 February 2019 A front over northern waters will move across the central waters
This evening and then to the southern waters on Friday morning.
Strong to gale force southerly winds will be generated along the
front. Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the
wake of the front.

The low pressure centre associated with the front will move
Southward through the Gulf of Alaska tonight and then approach
The North Coast late in the day on Friday. The low will weaken
considerably during its journey from the Gulf of Alaska to the North
Coast. The low will reinforce the already widespread northwest gale
winds due to the initial frontal passage for the northern and
Central waters tonight and Friday. Northern Bowie will see the
strongest of these northwest winds with storm force winds expected
tonight into Friday morning.

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