Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind veering to south 15 to 20 near noon Sunday.

Chance of showers changing to rain late this morning and ending late this evening. Rain beginning Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 13 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, Central Coast, southern
sections of the North Coast and west coast of Vancouver Island
This morning. Gale force southeasterly winds will also spread to
northern sections of the Strait of Georgia this afternoon.
The frontal system will move onto the mainland coast by this evening.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
this evening. A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie
Sunday morning will bring another bout of gales over northern and
central waters.

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