Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 25 knots early this evening then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 August 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 August 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located west of the offshore
waters.

At 7:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PDT 26 August 2016 A ridge of high pressure will remain nearly stationary west of the
offshore waters through today. Strong to gale force
Northwesterly winds will prevail mostly over the central and northern
waters.

The ridge will weaken on Saturday as a low drifts into Bowie from the
northwest. This shift in the pattern will also end the strong to
gale force northwesterly flow across the region.

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