Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late this morning then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming southeast 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday evening.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

'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 AM PST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located 100 miles
south of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 19 January 2018 A 988 millibar low 100 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound today while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast overnight and
dissipate. A frontal system will approach the offshore waters
overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island Saturday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday.
Winds will ease to strong southerlies behind the system.

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