Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach late this morning. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 30 Sunday morning.

Chance of showers today and this evening. Rain beginning early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday 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 10:30 AM PDT 25 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located over the offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening cold front located over Haida

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 25 March 2017 A front will reach the offshore waters by early Sunday morning and
Haida Gwaii by Sunday afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will
develop this evening over offshore waters ahead of the front and
spread to northern and central waters by Sunday morning. Gale
To storm force southeasterlies will develop early Sunday morning for
areas west of Vancouver Island.

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