West Coast Vancouver Island South


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 April 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 30 to 40 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early Thursday morning then becoming northwest 15 Thursday afternoon except southerly 10 to 20 over southern sections.



Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 April 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 April 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 April 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 PDT 17 April 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 981 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening low 984 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:35 PM PDT 17 April 2019 A frontal system over over Hecate Strait this evening will cross the
northern coast later tonight and dissipate over the Central Coast
early Thursday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue over northern
and central coastal waters until the frontal passage. Gale force
southwesterly winds will follow in the wake of the front except
marginal storm force winds over waters west of Haida Gwaii. These
winds will abate on Thursday.

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