Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 this evening. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning this evening. Fog banks dissipating this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2015
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1000 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1004 mb located off the
Central Coast.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying frontal system located
over Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Vancouver

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 30 November 2015 A north to south aligned front over Bowie will remain
quasi-stationary through this afternoon, then shift eastward through
the North Coast tonight. Meanwhile, a 1000 millibar low southwest
Of Explorer will track northeastward to lie off Cape Scott this

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most
Waters ahead of the front and low today. Storm force southeasterlies
will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island and off the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low approaches.

On Tuesday, another frontal system will move through the South Coast
bringing gale to storm force southeasterlies, while winds remain
mostly moderate to strong southerly over the north.

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