Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 early this evening and to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending early this evening. Rain beginning Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 982 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 10 February 2016 A frontal wave will swing through most northern and central waters
today. Southeast gales have developed ahead of the front. The front
will move inland this afternoon but will be quickly followed by a
series of weaker systems. These systems will maintain southerly gales
for parts of the northern waters this afternoon and tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday as another front
swings through most outer waters.

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