West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 30 northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon and this evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 this evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 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 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located west of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over
southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 18 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary
West of the offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
continue to prevail east of the centre of high pressure with
Local gales expected off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait will
generating strong to gale force westerly winds again starting this
afternoon.

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