West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then becoming southeast 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Thursday then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon except southwest 20 to 30 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Thursday evening.
Rain this morning Thursday afternoon and evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 12:41 PM PST 29 January 2020
'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 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:13 AM PST 29 January 2020 In the wake of a frontal system, gale to storm force southwesterlies
over northern and central waters will persist into this afternoon.
Another approaching frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii
Thursday morning and onto the mainland coast late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerlies will develop over
the offshore, northern and central waters tonight into Thursday
morning. As the front nears, a period of hurricane force can be
expected over the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North
beginning Thursday morning. Southeast gales will gradually spread to
the inner South Coast by Thursday afternoon.
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