Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning and to southeast 35 to 40 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 05:13 AM PST 17 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 6:00 a.m. PST today low 984 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 973 mb located 90 miles
west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure will cross the northern part of Explorer
early this morning and will track northward off the west coast of
Haida Gwaii during the day today to lie about 90 miles west of
Langara Island by late this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds currently over the southern
and central waters will spread northward into Hecate Strait this
morning as the low moves northward. Meanwhile, strong to gale
Force winds are expected north and west of the low's track over the
central and northern offshore waters and off the west coast of Haida
Gwaii. Winds will ease off to moderate to strong over most areas by
Wednesday afternoon.

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