Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early this afternoon then becoming light late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 early this evening then becoming light Saturday morning.
A few showers and chance of flurries beginning Saturday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary high located west of Bowie.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1017 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1015 mb located south of Explorer.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1020 mb located near the
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 1013 mb located over Hecate Strait.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:23 AM PST 24 February 2017 An area of high pressure will remain west of the offshore waters. A
low pressure center over Southern Explorer will continue drift
southwards through today. Another low pressure centre will develop
near the Alaska Panhandle Saturday morning. The low centre will move
southward to Hecate Strait Saturday afternoon and then to Southern
Vancouver Island Saturday overnight.
Strong to gale force northeasterlies will continue over parts of
central waters through early this afternoon. As the second low
pressure centre develops, northern waters will see an increase to
strong to gale force northerly winds Saturday morning. These winds
will spread southwards Saturday afternoon, giving strong to gale
force northerly winds to most BC waters.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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