Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots this morning then becoming light this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 5 to 15 Sunday morning and to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

A few showers ending early this morning. Chance of showers this evening. A few showers beginning Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2018
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 March 2018

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4:00 AM PDT 24 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 6:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Langara.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located near Cape
St. James.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south over
western Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching warm front located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 24 March 2018 A weak trough of low pressure will move through the North Coast
today. A slightly stronger trough will reach the North Coast
overnight and will move through the South Coast on Sunday. A warm
front will reach the offshore waters Sunday evening and will move
through the coast on Monday.

Moderate to strong southwest winds will shift to moderate to strong
northwest with each passing trough. Gale force southerlies will
develop ahead of the approaching warm front on Sunday night over the
central and northern waters.

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