Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late Friday morning then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early Friday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 984 mb located 100 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PST 18 January 2018 A 984 millibar low 100 miles southwest of Cape St James will move
slowly northeastward to lie south of Cape St James by Friday morning
while weakening to 994 millibars. The low will reach the Central
Coast Friday night.

Gale to local storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
to strong to gale force tonight. Gale to local storm force
northwesterlies over Bowie and Explorer will spread in the wake of
the low on Friday.

Seas of 6 to 9 metres over the central waters and west of Vancouver
Island will continue to subside through the night, but remain
significant on Friday. Check the wave height forecast for specifics.

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