Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 13 December 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 40 to 50 after midnight then becoming southeast 35 to 45 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 early Friday evening.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 13 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 13 December 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 986 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 986 mb located over central Vancouver

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 13 December 2018 A Pacific warm front will lie from Southern Explorer to cape
Scott tonight. Meanwhile, a deepening Pacific low approaching from
the southwest will reach Southern Explorer by early Friday morning.
The low will then cross Vancouver Island late Friday afternoon.

Over northern and central waters, moderate to strong northerly
Winds will rise to strong to gale force tonight and will ease to
light to moderate westerly Friday evening. Over southern waters,
Gale force southeast winds will prevail as the low approaches
Tonight with storm force southeasterlies forecast off the
West coast of Vancouver Island and also the Northern Strait of
Georgia overnight. Winds will shift to westerly gales in the wake of
the low late Friday afternoon.

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