Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 April 2015
Tonight and Tuesday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southerly 20 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 late Tuesday morning.
Rain beginning late overnight and ending early Tuesday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 11:35 PM PDT 27 April 2015
'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 9:30 PM PDT 27 April 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 989 mb located over
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 978 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.
At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
At 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:31 PM PDT 27 April 2015 A low will deepen rapidly to about 980 millibars as it quickly moves
northward towards Haida Gwaii tonight and eventually up the Alaska
Panhandle by Tuesday morning. A cold front extending southward from
the low centre will sweep through the coast Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will reach
storm force tonight over most of the central and northern waters as
the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane force
winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain mostly moderate to strong over the far south except
for local southeast gales over the northern portions of the Strait of
Georgia ahead of the cold front overnight and brief westerly gales
through Juan de Fuca Strait in the wake of the cold front Tuesday
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