West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except south 30 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to west 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning.
Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 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 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing frontal system located over
southwestern BC interior.
At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located off the offshore
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:15 PM PDT 17 May 2021 A trough of low pressure crossing the South Coast tonight will give
gale force westerly winds to southern sections of West Vancouver
Island and Juan de Fuca Strait. The crossing trough will also bring a
risk of thunderstorms to these regions. The gale force winds will
ease early Tuesday morning.
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