Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 November 2018
Tonight and Wednesday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 45 near the
headlands. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 late overnight except southeast 45
to 55 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late Wednesday
morning then backing to southwest 15 to 25 early Wednesday afternoon. Wind
backing to southeast 20 to 30 early Wednesday evening.
Rain changing to showers Wednesday.
Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 late Wednesday morning then
subsiding to 4 Wednesday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 Wednesday
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 9:30 PM PST 20 November 2018
'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 9:30 PM PST 20 November 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Central Coast to Explorer.
At midnight PST tonight low located over southwestern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing low located over southern
At 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.
At 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:46 PM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from the Central Coast to Southern Explorer will
combine with a low approaching from the south tonight. This combined
system will intensify the gale force southeast winds along the front
and reach peak winds of storm force southeasterlies by Wednesday
morning over waters near Northern Vancouver Island. The system will
move eastwards Wednesday with southeast winds shifting to strong
To gale force northerwesterlies for areas immediately in its wake.
The inner South Coast will see winds rise to gale force
southeasterlies Wednesday morning. As the system departs into the
BC Interior, a ridge will build Wednesday afternoon causing winds to
quickly ease below gales for all marine regions.
The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters Wednesday