West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this morning except southeast 50 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming southeast 45 to 55 near noon except southeast 55 to 65 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 40 to 50 near midnight then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning except southeast 35 to 45 over southern sections Sunday morning.

Showers changing to rain this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 7 to 10 early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2018
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2018

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 15 December 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the Alaska panhandle to Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 15 December 2018 An intense frontal system over the offshore waters will gradually
move towards the mainland coast today and tonight. The system will
cross inland Sunday. Widespread gale to storm force southeast winds
over the offshore waters this morning will spread to the rest of the
marine waters today and continue tonight. Hurricane force winds
Will develop for parts of the northern and central waters for today
and tonight. These winds will continue over southern waters Sunday

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastwards on Sunday. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

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