Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 February 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots except northeast 35 south of Tsawwassen. Wind diminishing to light early Saturday morning except northeast 20 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM 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 9:30 PM PST 27 February 2015 Tonight and Saturday By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 27 February 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the B.C. Interior is producing strong
to gale force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal
mainland inlets.

A low pressure system over the Washington coast will continue to
drift southward tonight. To the north of the low, a band of gale
force northeasterly winds has developed over the central waters and
Explorer. These winds will gradually diminish tonight as the low
departs.

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