Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southerly 20 early Tuesday morning and to southerly 15 late Tuesday morning.

A few showers ending late this afternoon. Rain Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low 990 mb located over
the northern Gulf of Alaska.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 988 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:37 AM PDT 27 April 2015 A 990 millibar low in the Northern Gulf of Alaska will slowly weaken
today. A second low will deepen rapidly as it moves northward toward
Explorer today, across Haida Gwaii tonight and eventually move
rapidly up the Alaska Panhandle Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the second low will
reach storm force tonight over most central and northern waters
As the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm
force westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane
force winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte
Sound. Winds will remain moderate to strong over the far south.

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