Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this morning then diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon Saturday.

Showers ending this evening. Chance of showers Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016

'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 21 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northwestern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching low 998 mb located off

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PDT 21 October 2016 A 990 millibar low pressure centre over Northwestern Bowie this
morning will move northward towards the Alaskan Panhandle today.
The low will bring strong to gale force southerlies over most
northern waters this morning. Southwest gales will veer to westerly
gales today over the northern offshore waters as the low moves by to
the north. Winds will ease to moderate to strong tonight.

Southeast gales will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island
Saturday afternoon as a developing low approaches Explorer from the

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