Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 near noon Thursday.

Rain at times heavy changing to a few showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to south 25 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 07:06 AM PDT 18 October 2017

'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 AM PDT 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through Hecate Strait. This system will
cross the North and Central Coasts by mid morning. Winds have
Risen quickly to storm force southeasterlies ahead of frontal
System. Winds will veer to southwest gales in its wake.

Gale force southeasterlies are also developing over the
South Coast this morning as the system approaches. As the system
moves inland late Wednesday, winds will become strong south or
southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.

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