West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 March 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots except east 25 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind diminishing to light this afternoon except east 15 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 near midnight except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point Thursday morning. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 Thursday afternoon except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PDT 20 March 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located off Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located over western Bowie.
At 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over the offshore waters.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:25 AM PDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure is tracking across Bowie. Ahead of the
trough, strong to gale force southeasterlies over Bowie will ease
An approaching cold front will track across Bowie Thursday.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore waters Thursday morning.
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