Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Friday then diminishing to south 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 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 PM PST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 980 mb located 100 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 989 mb located 80 miles
south of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 18 January 2018 A strong low pressure system 100 miles southwest of Cape St James
will continue its westward track to lie south of Cape St James by
early Friday morning while weakening a further 10 millibar, then
It will remain nearly stationary in Queen Charlotte Sound while only
weakening slightly through this weekend.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
To strong to gale force tonight. Northwesterly gales have begun to
spread to Bowie and Explorer areas, and will spread across more
marine areas Friday.

Seas of 7 to 9 metres over the central waters and west of Vancouver
Island will continue to subside through the night, but remain
significant on Friday. Check the marine forecast for specifics.

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