Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 03 May 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 near noon then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Chance of showers changing to a few showers late this evening and ending Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 03 May 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 03 May 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 3 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PDT 3 May 2016 A building ridge of high pressure offshore will bring gale
Force westerlies to Juan de Fuca Strait late today and tonight.
Northwest gales will also develop over Johnstone Strait and West
Vancouver Island south this afternoon. As the ridge builds further on
Wednesday, northwest gales will develop over Northwestern Vancouver
island and Explorer Wednesday afternoon.

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