Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 May 2021
Tonight and Wednesday.
Strong wind warning in effect. Waterspout watch in effect.
Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.
Showers ending Wednesday morning with a risk of thunderstorms.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 4:00 PM PDT 18 May 2021
'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.
Watches (In effect)
Waterspout watch in effect
Strait of GeorgiaIssued 3:44 PM PDT 18 May 2021 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.
There is a slight risk of waterspout development over the Strait of Georgia tonight and early Wednesday morning, especially in southern sections.
Factors combining an unstable cool airmass and warm water temperatures in the Strait of Georgia as an upper low passes through the region tonight favour waterspout development.
Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Keep in mind that waterspouts cannot be seen at night and may strike suddenly.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 18 May 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located off the offshore
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over western Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 18 May 2021 An upper low over the South Coast will continue to bring a risk of
thunderstorms tonight and early Wednesday.
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