Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 December 2014

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light near noon then increasing to east 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind veering to southeast 15 to 20 near midnight then increasing to southeast 20 to 25 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon Tuesday then veering to south 5 to 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning late this evening and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10.
Friday Wind east 10 knots increasing to northwest 20 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 December 2014 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying warm front located off
Explorer.
By midnight PST tonight warm front located on a line north-south
over Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 994 mb located 300 miles west
of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening low 978 mb located 240 miles
west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:53 AM PST 22 December 2014 A low pressure centre developing offshore this morning will track
northeastward to lie west of Southern Bowie this afternoon with
centre pressure at 994 millibar. The low will quickly deepen to 974
millibar overnight while moving northward. Finally the low will move
across Northern Bowie Tuesday while weakening and will locate near
Prince Rupert by Tuesday evening with centre pressure about 988
millibar.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop over the offshore
waters this afternoon then spread to most BC waters tonight.
Winds will shift to storm force southwest over northern and central
waters tonight except for hurricane force over Bowie near the low.
Winds will eventually ease to strong to gale force northwest Tuesday
night as the low moves onto BC Interior and weakens.

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