Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 December 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 20 to 25 this afternoon then backing to east 10 to 20 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening except northeast 15 to 20 south of Tsawwassen.

Periods of rain or wet snow.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 December 2016
Monday Wind northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 December 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 996 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening low 1006 mb located 30 miles
southwest of Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 10 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will tend to build over the northern and
Central Interior tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, a weak area of low
pressure will lie off the west coast of Vancouver Island and will
weaken during the period.

Gale force outflow winds are expected through the mainland inlets
through today and will reach storm force Sunday over the north and
Central Coast. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce
moderate freezing spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.
Gale force winds are also forecast near the low centre today, mainly
off Northwestern Vancouver island and over Explorer.

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