Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to light early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late overnight then backing to east 10 to 15 Monday morning. Wind backing to northerly 5 to 15 Monday evening.

Chance of showers or flurries overnight and Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2016
Tuesday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 2016

'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 10:30 AM PST 4 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 11:00 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday weakening low 1018 mb located over
southern Bowie.

At 11:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary high located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:09 AM PST 4 December 2016 A low pressure centre over the Gulf of Alaska will move southward
And reach Bowie by evening. Gale force westerly or northwesterly
winds will continue over parts of central and northern waters today
and tonight. The gale force winds will spread to southern offshore
waters on Monday.

A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
this evening. Strong to marginal gale force westerly or northwesterly
winds will continue over parts of the inner south coastal waters
through this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the BC Interior on Monday.
This system in combination with a low pressure system over the BC
waters will produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets.

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