Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening and to northwest 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 May 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 May 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over central Explorer.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:32 AM PDT 23 May 2019 A ridge of high pressure over Explorer will gradually weaken today.
Another ridge of high pressure will build over west of the offshore
waters today and intensify tonight.

Gale force northwesterly winds will continue today off the west
Coast of Vancouver Island and over Explorer. The gale force
northwesterlies will spread to most central and northern waters
tonight as the second ridge intensifies. Strong to marginal gale
force northwesterly winds will also develop over parts of the inner
south coastal waters tonight.

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