Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 06 May 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 06 May 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 06 May 2016

'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 6 May 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Cape Scott.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday cold front located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing cold front located over the
South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 6 May 2016 A cold front will develop over Queen Charlotte Sound Saturday
Morning and move southeast across the South Coast. In its wake,
strong to gale force northwest winds will develop Saturday afternoon
over southern waters. A ridge building behind the cold front late
Saturday afternoon will enhance the winds through Juan de Fuca Strait
Saturday evening to westerly gale force.

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