June 3, 2020

Tsunami Advisory for West Coast Vancouver Island

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Wednesday 03 June 2020 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 8. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Monday: Cloudy. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18.

http://www.pep.bc.ca/tsunami_BCbulletins.html

Initial Impact in Tofino will be very soon.

http://www.westcoastaquatic.ca/webcam.htm

TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TWO TO THREE HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL ALONG THE NORTH AMERICAN COAST. FORECAST TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WCATWC WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/08/messagelhvpd9-08.htm

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BULLETIN FROM THE PROVINCIAL EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM. A LARGE EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED IN THE PACIFIC BASIN NEAR JAPAN. THE WEST COAST ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTRE HAS RAISED THE ALERT STATUS TO ADVISORY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES OF COASTAL BRITISH COLUMBIA:

ZONE A – THE NORTH COAST AND THE HAIDA GWAII ISLANDS

ZONE B – THE CENTRAL COAST INCLUDING BELLA BELLA, BELLA COOLA AND SHEARWATER

ZONE C – THE OUTER WEST COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND FROM CAPE SCOTT TO PORT RENFREW

AT THIS TIME IT IS BELIEVED THAT A LOW LEVEL TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD IMPACT MARINAS AND OTHER COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE OR CREATE STRONG CURRENTS IN HARBOURS AND ISOLATED COASTAL AREAS. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN THESE ZONES ARE ADVISED TO ACTIVATE THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND TO IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE MARINAS, BEACHES AND OTHER AREAS THAT ARE BELOW THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK. THE PROVINCIAL EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTRE WILL ISSUE UPDATED INFORMATION, AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE.

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