Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 20 knots this evening and to northwest 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday.

A few showers ending this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2016
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 September 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 September 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Port Hardy.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 26 September 2016 A cold front across Northern Vancouver Island will slide
southeastward tonight, reaching Northwestern Washington state just
after midnight. A ridge of high pressure will build across the
central part of the coast on Tuesday.

Moderate to strong south or southeast winds will prevail ahead of
The cold front. Winds will shift to moderate to strong northwest in
its wake with gales forecast off the west coast of Vancouver Island
and through Johnstone Strait.

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