West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots except light northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon except west 25 offshore this evening. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 overnight except west 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point Wednesday morning. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 Wednesday evening.
Rain beginning early this morning changing to showers near noon Wednesday. 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 05:48 AM PST 27 February 2024
'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 PST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Cape Scott extending
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday departing cold front located over
Tofino extending southwestward.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:37 AM PST 27 February 2024 A warm front over Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii today and then
southeastwards across Vancouver Island this evening. Ahead of the
front, gale force southeast winds over Bowie will spread to northern
and central coastal waters this morning as gale to storm force
southeasterlies. In its wake, winds will gradually shift to strong to
gale force westerly today.
The associated cold front will track eastwards across Explorer
tonight and then Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Ahead of the front,
southwest gales will develop over Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island - south tonight and then shift to strong westerlies
in its wake on Wednesday.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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