West Coast Vancouver Island South

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this morning except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point tonight and variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Estevan Point Monday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Monday then increasing to northwest 10 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Chance of drizzle this morning. Chance of drizzle overnight and Monday morning. Fog patches.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 August 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 06:04 AM PDT 19 August 2018

'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 AM PDT 19 August 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM PDT 19 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure running north to south over Bowie will
continue to generate a northwesterly flow for most waters.

Marginal northwesterly gales will prevail over the Southern Hecate
Strait southward to west of Vancouver Island and ease to strong
Monday morning.

Strong to gale force northwesterly winds are expected to redevelop in
Johnstone Strait this afternoon then ease tonight.

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