Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 29 April 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over the North Coast this evening
will produce strong to gale force west to northwest winds over
southern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong overnight as
the ridge weakens and settles over Northern Vancouver Island.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters later tonight
and will continue into Saturday.

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