Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 20 this evening then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1002 mb located 200 miles southwest of
the Alaska panhandle.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located over the
North Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast
tonight. Marginal westerly gales are expected this evening through
Juan de Fuca Strait. Meanwhile westerly gales are expected over
Northern Bowie tonight as a low pressure centre heads towards the
Alaska Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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