Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 972 mb located over central Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 992 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 24 October 2016 An intense 972 MB low over Central Explorer will track northward and
weaken to 992 MB by the time it reaches Southern Bowie Tuesday

Over southern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
strong to gale force southerlies on Tuesday. Winds will reach
hurricane force southeast near the headlands of Vancouver Island
tonight while strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over
the inner straits tonight and Tuesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast Tuesday morning while the far north will
experience strong northeast winds except gale force outflow near
mainland inlets.

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