Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots late this evening then becoming light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 late Thursday morning and to southeast 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers ending late overnight. Periods of rain beginning late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2018
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 19 September 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 19 September 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 11:00 a.m. PDT Thursday deepening low 1008 mb located over
northern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 1005 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday intensifying cold front from low located
over northern Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front from low located over Queen
Charlotte Sound to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 19 September 2018 A low pressure system will approach Northern Explorer on Thursday
morning and Progress across the central waters through the day.

The cold front extending southeastward from this system will lead to
gale force southeasterly winds for Queen Charlotte Sound and the
West coast of Vancouver Island by Thursday afternoon. The southeast
gales will develop through the inner South Coast straits by Thursday
evening.

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