Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening and to northwest 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 early Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 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 24 April 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PDT 24 April 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in combination with a
trough west of Vancouver Island will produce marginal gale force
northerly outflow winds through Howe Sound overnight and into
Wednesday morning.

A ridge of high pressure is building over the northern offshore
waters. The trough west of the Vancouver Island will intensify
tonight. Marginal gale force northerly winds will develop tonight
And Wednesday morning over South Explorer, west coast Vancouver
Island and Queen Charlotte Sound.

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