Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018
Tonight and Saturday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 near noon Saturday then becoming light Saturday evening except southwest 20 near Qualicum Beach.
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Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 4:00 PM PDT 25 May 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 4:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will produce
Gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.
The gale force winds are expected to subside to strong westerly
As the ridge of high pressure moves east and ends up over Vancouver
Island, this will allow a frontal system to come into the offshore
waters tonight. Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop.
The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern waters by Saturday
Afternoon. In behind the trough, southwest gales are expected over
Northern Bowie Saturday afternoon.
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