Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 late this evening.

Rain changing to a few showers near midnight with risk of thunderstorms then to rain Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2014

'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 PM PST 18 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system is moving across Hecate Strait this
evening. Over the North Coast, storm force southeasterlies ahead of
the front will shift to strong southerlies in its wake. Over the
inner South Coast, strong to gale force southeasterlies will ease to
moderate to strong this evening.

On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to the North Coast Friday morning.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly behind the
trough.

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