Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 April 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to light near noon Tuesday. Wind becoming southerly 5 to 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain beginning Tuesday morning and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 April 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 989 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 978 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 27 April 2015 A low will deepen rapidly to about 980 millibars as it quickly moves
northward towards Haida Gwaii tonight and eventually up the Alaska
Panhandle by Tuesday morning. A cold front extending southward from
the low centre will sweep through the coast Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will reach
storm force tonight over most of the central and northern waters as
the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane force
winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain mostly moderate to strong over the far south except
for local southeast gales over the northern portions of the Strait of
Georgia ahead of the cold front overnight and brief westerly gales
through Juan de Fuca Strait in the wake of the cold front Tuesday
morning.

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