Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late this afternoon and to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 30 Wednesday evening.
Periods of rain late this afternoon and tonight. Rain beginning Wednesday afternoon. Fog banks dissipating this afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 12:08 PM PDT 23 October 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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 978 mb located at 43N 150W.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:29 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today marks the end of an extended high pressure regime on the BC
coast and the beginning of a much more stormy fall pattern.
A frontal system just off the coast this morning will move through
the North Coast this afternoon and through the South Coast this
evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will
shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind it.
On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense frontal system will
be affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm
Force winds through all the northern and central waters with
Wind speeds approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far
south, the system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by
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