Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early this evening and to northwest 10 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light late Saturday morning then becoming southeast 15 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Chance of showers beginning early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 February 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 4:00 PM PST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today disturbance located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing disturbance located over
Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 5 February 2016 A cold front draped across Vancouver Island late this afternoon
Will move into the BC Interior by midnight. Gale force
southeasterlies will continue ahead of the front early this evening
over southern waters. The winds will shift to strong westerlies
behind the front except for brief westerly gales across Juan de Fuca
this evening.

A disturbance over Bowie will move eastward and reach Hecate Strait
by early Saturday morning. Strong to gale force westerlies will
develop over parts of the central and northern waters along the track
of the disturbance.

An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds over central and northern waters late in the day
Saturday.

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