Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of wet snow changing to a few showers this evening and ending Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming east 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 09 December 2016

'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 4:00 PM PST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 992 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1000 mb located west of
Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior tonight through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.

A low over Northern Explorer will move to lie off northern
Vancouver Island by Saturday morning then weaken. Gale force
southeasterly winds are expected ahead of the low while gale force
westerlies south of the low will continue through Saturday.

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