Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday evening.

Rain beginning early this afternoon and ending early Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1000 mb located over the
North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 16 October 2017 A low over the North Coast will move inland near noon today.
The trailing cold front will move across the central waters this
evening and the South Coast overnight. Strong to gale force
Southerly winds will persist over the central and south
Coast this evening. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will approach the northern and central waters
late Tuesday. Winds will rise quickly to gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system Tuesday night.

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