Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening and to southeast 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning then diminishing to variable 10 Sunday evening except southwest 20 near Qualicum Beach.
Rain ending this evening. Rain Sunday morning and afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 6:26 PM PST 13 February 2016
'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 PM PST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.
At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:49 PM PST 13 February 2016 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the mainland coast
this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the
front will diminish early this evening after the front passes.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie Sunday morning will
bring another bout of gales over northern and central waters.
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