West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019
Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 near midnight then becoming northwest 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late Tuesday morning and to northwest 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.
Showers ending early Tuesday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 4:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019
'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 4:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low located off Oregon Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located west of
the offshore waters.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:46 PM PDT 20 May 2019 A frontal system west of Explorer this afternoon will approach the
Oregon coast tonight. In the wake of the system, strong to gale force
northerly winds will develop tonight over the southern half of Bowie.
A ridge of high pressure will build offshore on Tuesday. Strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will develop west of Vancouver Island
on Tuesday afternoon.
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