Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front will track across Explorer this morning then lie along
the coast stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island by this
evening. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop
over Explorer this morning then spread eastwards and become
widespread over most marine regions by this afternoon. Winds will
increase to storm force southeasterlies this afternoon over waters
just west of Vancouver Island as the front approaches. The winds
Will ease to marginal gale force southeasterlies tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will slowly
drift from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. The winds
Ahead of the low will be marginal gale force southeasterly winds.
The winds behind the low will shift to marginal gale force northwest
winds.

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