West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 this evening and to westerly 10 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind backing to south 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon except southeast 20 to 30 near the coast.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain early Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this evening and to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 30 to 40 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 15 December 2017

'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 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer extending
northward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will shift to the
BC Interior on Saturday. Gale force northwest winds off the west
coast of Vancouver Island will gradually ease overnight.

A warm front off Bowie will move to lie over Hecate Strait by
Saturday morning. Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force
southerlies over northern and central waters. Winds will shift to
gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

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