Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots tonight and Thursday.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 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 17 January 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 966 mb located off Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located over
southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM PST 17 January 2018 A strong low pressure system will move over the offshore waters
tonight and remain stationary on Thursday. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will continue tonight across most
waters and ease to strong to gale force near noon Thursday. South of
the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern
Explorer will ease to gale force Thursday afternoon.

In the wake of the low, the winds over Bowie will shift to gale force
northerlies on Thursday.

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