Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 30 June 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 June 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 June 2015

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 June 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday approaching low located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 30 June 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the northern offshore waters tonight
will drift slowly eastward to lie over Haida Gwaii by Wednesday
afternoon. Widespread strong northwest winds will continue over most
waters east of the ridge tonight and Wednesday. Strong to gale force
northwest winds are expected west of Vancouver Island and through
Johnstone Strait tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies through
Juan de Fuca Strait will ease to moderate to strong overnight.

An approaching low well offshore will spread southerly gales to Bowie
Wednesday afternoon.

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