Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 near noon Thursday.
Rain at times heavy changing to a few showers this evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 07:06 AM PDT 18 October 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:43 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through Hecate Strait. This system will
cross the North and Central Coasts by mid morning. Winds have
Risen quickly to storm force southeasterlies ahead of frontal
System. Winds will veer to southwest gales in its wake.
Gale force southeasterlies are also developing over the
South Coast this morning as the system approaches. As the system
moves inland late Wednesday, winds will become strong south or
southwesterlies in its wake.
Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
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- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
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- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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