Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then veering to westerly 15 to 20 after midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning.
Periods of rain ending this evening. Chance of showers beginning early Saturday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 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 SynopsisIssued 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
At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 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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