Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 early this morning and to northwest 10 to 15 this afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015
'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape St. James.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over northwestern
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure in a north to south line near cape St. James
this morning will shift very slowly eastward today and Sunday to lie
through McInnes Island and Cape Scott by late Sunday evening. A
frontal system approaching from the Pacific will reach western
Bowie Saturday evening. The front will then remain over Bowie on
Sunday edging eastward only very slowly.
Moderate to strong northwest winds will prevail over most areas east
of the ridge. Winds ease to light near the ridge and back to moderate
to strong southerly in its wake. The approaching front will bring
gale force southerlies over the northern offshore waters and off
Northwestern Haida Gwaii today and tonight.
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