West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 April 2021
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 early Thursday morning except light near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.
Fog patches over southern sections late this afternoon and early this evening. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Thursday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 7:52 PM PDT 21 April 2021
'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 PM PDT 21 April 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 21 April 2021 A north to south aligned ridge of high pressure centred offshore over
outer coastal waters is giving northwest gales to the west side of
Vancouver Island and to southeast sections of the Explorer region.
Gale force northwesterlies are also forecast in Johnstone Strait and
in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight.
Winds switch to moderate southerly over far northern offshore waters
as a trough approaches the Bowie region late on Thursday.
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