Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 December 2014
Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind variable 10 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 late this evening except southwest 25 to 35 near Qualicum Beach. Wind diminishing to variable 10 late overnight except west 20 near Qualicum Beach.
Rain changing to chance of showers overnight and Sunday.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 9:30 PM PST 20 December 2014
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 20 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over southern Vancouver
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over the Lower Mainland.
At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:23 PM PST 20 December 2014 An onshore flow will push a couple of disturbances across the coast
through Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure over
Vancouver Island will move onto the Lower Mainland overnight. Another
trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on Sunday
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late Sunday evening.
Strong to gale force southeast winds over the inner South Coast ahead
of the first trough will weaken this evening with strong to gale
force southwesterly winds increasing over outer southern waters
In the north moderate to strong southwest winds will rise to strong
to gale force southwest on Sunday afternoon ahead of second trough of
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