Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this morning then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 after midnight then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 March 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 AM PDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located over Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 29 March 2015 An approaching low will track north across the offshore waters
tonight and Haida Gwaii on Monday morning before moving into the
BC Interior in the afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale force
southeasterlies will develop over Explorer and central waters tonight
and spread to northern waters overnight. In its wake, the winds shift
to strong to gale force westerlies.

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