West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2017

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early this evening then backing to southeast 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point Monday.

A few showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Periods of rain or drizzle beginning early Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 near midnight and to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2017
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 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 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening low 986 mb located north of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday deepening low 996 mb located southwest
of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 991 mb located over the Alaska
panhandle.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PDT 22 October 2017 A low pressure centre north of Bowie is spreading strong to gale
force southwesterlies off the outer coast. Winds will
Ease to moderate to strong southwesterly this afternoon as the low
weakens over the Alaska Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure
Builds over the South Coast.

A deepening low will approach Bowie from the southwest tonight to
reach the Alaska Panhandle as a 991 millibar low Monday afternoon.
Ahead of the low, winds will rise to southerly gales offshore
overnight, and to storm force southerlies Monday morning over the
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
westerlies in the wake of the low then ease to strong Monday
Evening. The associated front will remain over the central
Waters Monday night with southerly gales persisting.

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