West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 February 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except variable 15 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late overnight then backing to northwest 5 to 15 near noon Sunday. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 early Sunday evening except light near the coast south of Estevan Point.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 February 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 Sunday morning and to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 February 2019
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 40 knots diminishing to north 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 February 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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 February 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northeastern BC
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PST 16 February 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Central Coast will remain nearly
stationary tonight. West of the trough, strong to gale force
northerly winds prevail over northern and central waters and off the
the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Outflow through the mainland inlets will increase to marginal
Gale force winds tonight.

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