West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 30 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point today and this evening. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday evening.
Rain changing to drizzle overnight then to rain Thursday morning. Drizzle Thursday late in the day.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2022
'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 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:21 AM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system continues to move across the northern waters today.
Gale force southeasterlies will continue over the northern and
central waters. As it approaches the mainland coast, storm force
southeasterlies will develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon
Entrance East near midday.
A trough rapidly following this frontal system this afternoon will
maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait to Queen
Charlotte Strait. Storm force southeasterlies will develop
From Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island late
Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of the
trough then ease Thursday morning.
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