Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late Thursday morning and to southeast 25 to 30 early Thursday evening.

A few showers ending late this evening. Rain beginning early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 40.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 17 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will remain nearly stationary over Hecate
Strait tonight. Strong to gale force southeast winds will continue
tonight over most northern and central waters. Outflow winds will
rise to gale force through the Northern Mainland inlets tonight and
Thursday morning.

An intense Pacific frontal system will track across the offshore
waters tonight and through the North Coast during the day Thursday.
Widespread storm force southeasterlies will develop by Thursday
morning everywhere from Northern Vancouver Island northwards as the
front approaches. Very high seas will build, reaching up to 8 metres
off the central portions of the coast. Strong to gale force southeast
winds will develop over the inner South Coast waters on Thursday.

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