Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 June 2018
Today Tonight and Friday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 this evening and to light Friday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 15 Friday evening.
Risk of thunderstorms over northern sections today and early this evening. Chance of showers Friday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 10:30 AM PDT 21 June 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 21 June 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the central offshore waters.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over western Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching ridge located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:17 AM PDT 21 June 2018 We have onshore flow over the coast today as a trough of
Low pressure deepens over the BC Interior and a weak ridge of high
pressure persists offshore.
Westerly winds will reach up to gale force again late this morning
through Juan de Fuca Strait. Strong southeasterlies will persist
Over the Strait of Georgia today as cooler marine air invades the
inner South Coast. Strong southerly inflow winds will develop
Through Howe Sound and Douglas Channel during the day.
Northwest winds will reach marginal gale force through Johnstone
Elsewhere, winds will remain light to moderate.
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