Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 November 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 early Sunday morning then diminishing to south 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 15 early Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 November 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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 November 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Queen Charlotte
Sound to Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 999 mb located near the
North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 18 November 2017 A 999 millibar low near the mainland North Coast will move inland
near midnight. An associated frontal system on a northeast to
southwest line through Queen Charlotte Sound and Explorer will move
slowly southwards to lie through Northern Vancouver Island by early
Sunday morning then cross the South Coast by late Sunday afternoon.

Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the front. Storm
force southeasterly winds off Northwestern Vancouver island will
Ease overnight as the low moves inland. Winds will ease to moderate
to strong westerlies behind the low and the front.

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