West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots except southeast 20 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday morning except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Rain beginning early this evening and ending Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 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 4:00 AM PDT 20 August 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northern BC interior.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over central
At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the offshore waters.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:27 AM PDT 20 August 2019 The centre of a low pressure system over Southern Bowie will
Reach Haida Gwaii this evening then cross the North Coast
Into the BC Interior on Wednesday morning. The associated front
Will swing through the northern, central and offshore waters today
then Progress across the South Coast tonight and Wednesday morning.
Within the vicinity of the low centre, storm to gale force southeast
winds ahead of it will switch to storm to gale force northwest winds
in its wake.
Gale to storm force southeast winds will accompany the associated
front today into this evening. The front will weaken to gale to
strong southeast winds as it moves through the South Coast tonight
and Wednesday morning. Strong northwest winds are expected to follow
the passage the front.
A ridge of high pressure will build Wednesday after the entire
System moves out of the marine regions. Widespread moderate to
Strong northwest winds are expected for all marine regions except
gale force winds along parts of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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