Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 May 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light late overnight then increasing to southeast 10 to 15 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon and to northwest 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 May 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 May 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Cape Scott extending
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday weakening ridge located over central
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Prince Rupert
extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:05 PM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from Prince
Rupert to Southern Bowie will remain in place through this evening.

The front will eventually move across the BC coast on
Tuesday, pushed by a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high
pressure will rebuild in the wake of the front and generate gale to
locally storm force northwesterly winds over the BC waters on

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