Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 March 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots early this afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning.

Rain beginning this afternoon changing to a few showers Sunday morning and ending Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 1:21 PM PDT 28 March 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 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PDT 28 March 2015 An approaching frontal system over Bowie will reach the Central Coast
this afternoon. Gale force southerlies over the offshore waters will
spread to northern and central waters today and rise to gale to storm
force. In the wake of the system, strong to gale force
southwesterlies will continue tonight and ease to moderate to strong
on Sunday.

An area of low pressure will approach the offshore waters late Sunday
afternoon. Ahead of the low, portions of Bowie and the central waters
can expect southerly gales late Sunday afternoon and evening.

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