Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 July 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening except southwest 20 near Qualicum Beach tonight. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 early Friday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late Friday morning.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and this evening. Periods of rain beginning early Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 July 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 July 2017

'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 PM PDT 20 July 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PDT 20 July 2017 A frontal system west of the offshore waters will move eastward and
lie through Queen Charlotte Sound on Friday afternoon. Gale force
southeasterlies associated with the front will develop over the
offshore waters tonight. Southeast gales will spread to most
Northern and central waters as well as west of Vancouver Island on
Friday.

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