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West Coast Vancouver Island South

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 May 2024

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

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

Rain ending this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating late this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 May 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon and to 3 to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon and to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 May 2024
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 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 AM PDT 21 May 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 21 May 2024 A trough will dig south towards Vancouver Island today with a
building ridge west of Bowie. This combination will strengthen the
northwesterly winds to gale force across the southern waters late
today and tonight.

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