Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light Thursday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

'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 AM PDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 1 April 2015 A cold front will approach offshore waters this afternoon. The
Cold front will move eastwards towards the North and Central Coasts

Gale force southerlies will develop over the Bowie later this
afternoon and across northern and central waters tonight. Gale
Force southerlies will develop over Hecate Strait early Thursday

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