Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then becoming southeast 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday morning.
Rain changing to a few showers early this evening.
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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 PST 23 January 2018
'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening low 992 mb located over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:23 AM PST 23 January 2018 An intense 986 MB low pressure system over Northern Explorer will
drift northward to lie over Northern Bowie by Wednesday morning.
The low will begin weakening tonight.
Over central and northern waters gale to storm force southeast winds
will shift to strong to gale force southerly to the south of the low.
Hurricane force southeasterlies near the headlands of West Vancouver
Island north will diminish to gales near noon. Elsewhere over
southern waters gale force southeast winds will ease to moderate to
strong southeast tonight.
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