Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2023
Tonight and Sunday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 this evening then diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early Sunday morning. Wind becoming light late Sunday morning then becoming northwest 5 to 15 Sunday evening.
Rain changing to periods of drizzle near noon Sunday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 4:00 PM PST 09 December 2023
'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 4:00 PM PST 9 December 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
McInnes Island to Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located over
the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Haida Gwaii extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located over Vancouver
Island extending southwestward.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located over Langara extending
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 PM PST 9 December 2023 A vigorous front has moved across Hecate Strait this afternoon and
Is weakening. Hurricane force southeast winds ahead of the front has
eased to storm force over West Vancouver Island North and eastern
sections of Queen Charlotte Sound and Hecate Strait. The front will
move to Central Coast this evening while quickly weakening.
Gale force southeast winds over the South Coast waters will ease to
moderate to strong late this evening as the front continues to
Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system this evening as a surface trough follows the
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
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