Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots backing to northwest 15 to 20 late this morning then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 this afternoon. Wind veering to northeast 10 to 20 this evening except northeast 35 south of Tsawwassen. Wind diminishing to light Saturday morning except northeast 20 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2015
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 February 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

By 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1007 mb located south of
Cape Flattery.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
Pacific Ocean.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 26 February 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the B.C. Interior will bring strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets of
the North Coast through Friday.

A low pressure centre near Tofino will reach the Washington
Central Coast Friday morning. In the wake of the low, strong to
Gale force north to northeasterly winds will develop Friday morning
over the offshore waters and the central and northern waters. Also, a
marginal gale force outflow from the Fraser Valley will develop
Friday night.

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