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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 May 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 early this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday morning and to light Sunday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 15 Sunday evening.

Showers this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2024
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - Georgia Basin marine weather areas Sentry Shoal - 46131 Halibut Bank - 46146 La Perouse Bank - 46206 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay – 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Waterspout watch in effect

Strait of Georgia

Issued 08:56 AM PDT 18 May 2024 A waterspout was reported southeast of Valdes Island at 0830 PDT.

Conditions will remain favourable for the development of waterspouts through this afternoon.

Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Mariners are urged to take all necessary precautions and prepare for the possibility of waterspout activity. Postpone voyage or seek safe harbour if possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 May 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
eastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM PDT 18 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over Bowie today will reach the central
waters late Sunday. Moderate to strong northwest winds will develop
ahead of the ridge.

Strong northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island
will rise to marginal gale force immediately to the northwest of
Estevan Point late Sunday.

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