Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots except southeast 10 to 15 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 late this morning then becoming northwest 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to light Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 July 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 AM PDT 19 July 2018 Today Tonight and Friday By 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over southern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PDT 19 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary west of the
offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will continue to
prevail east of the centre of high pressure with local gales
Expected off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait is generating
westerly gales. Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong
This morning then rise to strong to gale force again late this
afternoon.

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