West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 northwest of Estevan Point today and early this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 this evening then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 after midnight. Wind veering to southwest 45 to 55 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon. Wind becoming west 30 Wednesday evening.
Scattered showers changing to rain this evening then to showers Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 2:00 p.m. PDT today deepening trough from 1007 mb low located
west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough from 1003 mb low
located over Haida Gwaii.
At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 995 mb located west of
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 1003 mb located over northern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from a developing low pressure
centre southwest of Bowie will move northeast to lie over Northern
Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Southerly gales will develop from
Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island near noon today.
A deep low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and
then cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning. Unseasonably strong
winds are associated with this low. Storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are possible near the
headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight. Southeast gales
are expected for inner South Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale
to storm force west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.
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