Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 July 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Thursday. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 July 2015
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 01 July 2015

'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 4:00 PM PDT 1 July 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over western Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located over
northwestern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 1 July 2015 A ridge of high pressure will hold over Hecate Strait tonight and
will rebuild offshore later Thursday. A cold front over
Northern offshore waters will weaken tonight.

Widespread strong northwest winds will continue over most southern
and central waters tonight and Thursday. Winds will reach gale force
west of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.
Gale force southerlies ahead of the front will ease tonight.

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