Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Saturday then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 July 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 July 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 29 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extends from well
Offshore toward Haida Gwaii. Under this pattern, strong to
Gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island,
southeastern half of Explorer and through Johnstone Strait will
continue through Saturday. Northwesterlies will also rise to marginal
gale force in the Southern Strait of Georgia tonight. Westerly winds
through Juan de Fuca Strait will rise to marginal gales this evening.

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