Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early this evening and to northwest 10 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light late Saturday morning then becoming southeast 15 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Chance of showers beginning early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over central Vancouver

At 10:30 a.m. PST today disturbance located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening disturbance located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 5 February 2016 A cold front over the Central Coast this morning will move
southeastward and reach the southern waters this afternoon. Storm to
gale force southeasterlies over central waters ahead of the front
will continue late this morning. Gale force southeasterly winds
Will spread to the inner south coastal waters today.

A disturbance will move into western offshore waters later this
afternoon. The disturbance will move eastward and reach Queen
Charlotte Sound this evening. Strong to gale force westerlies will
develop over parts of the central and northern waters along the track
of the disturbance.

An approaching frontal system will spread strong to gale force
southeasterly winds over central and northern waters late in the day

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