Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 April 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late overnight then becoming variable 5 to 15 early Wednesday morning except southwest 15 to 25 near Qualicum Beach.

A few showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 April 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 April 2017

'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 April 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located from Vancouver
Island to Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located over
the Mainland Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 989 mb located 90 miles west of
Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 998 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 25 April 2017 A Pacific front will move through the coast tonight. A 990 millibar
low over Southern Bowie will move slowly northeastward to lie over
the west coast of Haida Gwaii overnight tonight and then off the
Alaska Panhandle Wednesday afternoon.

Southeast gales are forecast ahead of the front tonight over most
central and northern waters while winds will remain below gale
Force over the inner South Coast. Winds will shift to moderate to
strong west or southwest behind the front. A large area of gale
force westerlies will follow the low centre off the west coast of
Haida Gwaii.

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