Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

A few showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 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 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 22 March 2017 A trough of low pressure over Southern Haida Gwaii will cross
Hecate Strait tonight. The trough will bring southwesterly gales
Over Queen Charlotte Sound. The winds will ease below gales by early
Thursday morning as the trough departs inland.

The next cold front will track across Explorer Thursday morning and
lie north-south over Eastern Queen Charlotte Sound by the evening.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer Thursday morning and spread to central waters near noon.
Winds will increase to storm force southeasterlies in the afternoon
over West Vancouver Island North as the front approaches.

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