Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon then becoming northwest 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Tuesday morning then becoming northwest 10 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers overnight and Tuesday with risk of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015

'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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 994 mb located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located near the Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii this morning will track
northward to the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon. Ahead of the low
gale force southerly winds will continue through the day over most
northern waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in the wake of low.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
morning. Behind the trough, strong to gale force westerly or
northwesterly winds will develop over the northern offshore waters.

Meanwhile, strong to gale force westerly winds will prevail through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight and Tuesday.

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