Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 October 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 after midnight then becoming light early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 late Wednesday afternoon and to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Rain beginning late Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 October 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening low 990 mb located over
southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 992 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 25 October 2016 A 990 MB low over Southern Bowie will track slowly northward and
weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central Bowie late tonight.
A second 992 MB low will approach Southern Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters strong southerly winds will ease to moderate
tonight. The second low will bring southeast gales to southern
sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday while the far north will
experience strong to gale force northeast winds tonight except gale
force outflow near the mainland inlets.

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