West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 04 August 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming southeast 5 to 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon.
Periods of drizzle ending near noon. Periods of drizzle beginning this evening and changing to showers Thursday morning. Fog banks dissipating this afternoon. Fog banks forming near midnight and dissipating Thursday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
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Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 4 August 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located over southern
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 1001 mb located over northwestern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 1006 mb located over northern Bowie.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening frontal system located over
Cape Scott extending southwestward.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 AM PDT 4 August 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island and strong
daytime heating over the BC Interior are producing strong to gale
force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait every day in the late
afternoon and evening. Winds will then ease to moderate to strong by
A front over Haida Gwaii is producing strong to gale force southerly
winds over the northern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
southwesterly as the front moves to Central Coast this evening.
A low offshore will spread westerly gales to Northern Bowie tonight.
Winds will ease to strong early Thursday as the low weakens.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- 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
- 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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