Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 December 2014

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots except east 20 over northern sections. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late overnight.

Rain changing to chance of showers Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 20 December 2014

'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 PST 20 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over southern Vancouver
Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over the Lower Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 20 December 2014 An onshore flow will push a couple of disturbances across the coast
through Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure over
Vancouver Island will move onto the Lower Mainland overnight. Another
trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on Sunday
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late Sunday evening.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over the inner South Coast ahead
of the first trough will weaken this evening with strong to gale
force southwesterly winds increasing over outer southern waters
tonight.
In the north moderate to strong southwest winds will rise to strong
to gale force southwest on Sunday afternoon ahead of second trough of
low pressure.

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