Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late this afternoon then becoming northwest 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 early Sunday morning and to northwest 25 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 July 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2017

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 July 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:30 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating low located over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located from Explorer
to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PDT 22 July 2017 A low pressure centre will remain quasi-stationary over Northern
Bowie today. Marginal southwesterly gales over Northern Bowie will
develop late this morning and diminish early this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen Charlotte Sound
tonight and lie over Haida Gwaii on Sunday. Ahead of the ridge, gale
force northwesterly winds will develop over west coast Vancouver
Island Sunday afternoon.

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