Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 30 early this evening and to southeast 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 25 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Rain beginning Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 990 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM PDT 25 October 2016 An intense 976 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly
northward today and weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central
Bowie late tonight. A second 990 MB low will approach Southern
Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
strong to gale force southerlies this morning and then to moderate
To strong southeast tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will prevail over the inner straits today. The second low will bring
southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast this morning while the far north will
Experience strong northeast winds today except gale force outflow
near the mainland inlets. Winds will become strong to gale force
southeast overnight then moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday.

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