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West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 early this evening then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late Tuesday morning except northwest 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Rain ending Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon Tuesday and to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the central waters will continue
To track south this evening. Moderate to strong northwest winds
Are occurring ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high pressure
moves south, marginal westerly gales will funnel through Juan de Fuca
strait tonight.

A trough will dig south in Explorer tonight with a building ridge
west of Bowie. This combination will strengthen the northwesterly
winds to gale force across the southern waters late Tuesday.

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