Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 May 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 near noon Saturday then becoming light early Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 May 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 May 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 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
After midnight.

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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