Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 15 December 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 after midnight then diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 late Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 December 2018
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 15 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 15 December 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Langara to
Cape St. James then to Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast then to Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 15 December 2018 An intense frontal system is moving into the coastal waters and will
gradually make its way onto the mainland coast overnight.

Hurricane force winds will continue for parts of the northern and
central waters through tonight. Gale to storm force winds will
continue over southern waters until Sunday morning.

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward on Sunday. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

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