Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 October 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Wednesday morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon Wednesday.

Rain at times heavy beginning late overnight and ending Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to south 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 October 2017

'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 9:30 PM PDT 17 October 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 3:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PDT 17 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through the northern and central waters
this evening. This system will cross the north and central
Coasts on Wednesday morning. Winds are rising quickly to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of frontal system. Winds will veer to
Southwest gales in its wake.

Gale force southeasterlies will also develop over the
South Coast overnight into Wednesday morning as the system
approaches. As the system moves inland late Wednesday, winds will
become strong south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 6 metres over the northern and central waters
tonight, and to near 9 metres over the offshore waters Wednesday
evening.

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