Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
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.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 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
At 4:00 p.m. PST today disturbance located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing disturbance located over
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 StatementIssued 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
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
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