Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late this evening then becoming variable 5 to 15 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending early this evening. Rain beginning Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 990 mb located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 992 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 25 October 2016 A 990 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly northward and
weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central Bowie late tonight.
A second 992 MB low will approach Southern Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters strong to gale force southerly winds will ease
to moderate to strong southeast tonight. The second low will bring
southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday while the far north will
experience strong to gale force northeast winds tonight except gale
force outflow near the mainland inlets.

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