Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 July 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening and to northwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning and to northwest 5 to 15 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 July 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 July 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 July 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located over
the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PDT 31 July 2015 A ridge of high pressure strengthening along the Central Coast
Will give northwest gales through Johnstone Strait tonight and a
similar rise to westerly gales in Juan de Fuca Strait Saturday night.
Marginal northwest gales will also develop off Vancouver Island
northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon and again between
The Brooks and Estevan Point late Saturday.

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