Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to easterly 5 to 15 knots early this morning except east 15 to 20 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming east 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind southeast 15 to 25 tonight and Friday.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 976 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 995 mb located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 17 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will begin to weaken
this afternoon. Storm to gale force northeasterly outflow winds
Near the mainland inlets will ease through the day.

A low pressure system is approaching Explorer from the southwest
today. The centre of the system will lie over Southern Explorer this
afternoon then gradually weaken as it marches northwards into Haida
Gwaii by midday Friday. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds
Will continue across parts of the central and southern outer waters
today and spread to parts of the inner South Coast this afternoon
And evening. These winds will shift to strong to gale force
Southwest winds following the passage of the low centre.

Another Pacific system will approach the marine waters Friday
afternoon then intensify Friday night. Gale to storm force southeast
winds are expected to develop with this system.

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