Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots this afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Sunday morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

A few showers ending Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15.
Wednesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 AM PST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located 300 miles west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 984 mb located 240 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 21 January 2017 A weak area of low pressure centred to the southwest of the Explorer
region will drift northwestward towards Bowie during the day today
then dissipate tonight. A deeper and more intense low will take its
place south of Explorer on Sunday. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of
High pressure will lie over the Northern BC Interior.

Moderate to strong east or northeast winds will tend to veer to
southeast over most areas today as the leading low shifts
northwestward with marginal gale force southeasterlies possible
Over some of the southern and central waters today. Widespread gales
will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead
of the next low. Strong to gale force northeast outflow winds will
develop through the mainland inlets as the ridge builds.

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