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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening and to southeast 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 15 late overnight then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning.

Rain changing to showers this afternoon and ending Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Thursday Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

'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 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northeastern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located near Prince Rupert.

At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 21 October 2019 A vigorous low pressure system will move across northern waters today
making land fall on the North Coast this evening. Gale force
southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to gale to storm force
westerlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterly winds will funnel up the North Coast
mainland inlets as the low moves into northern Interior British
Columbia.

The associated frontal passage will impact the South Coast as well.
Gale force southeasterlies will develop in the Northern Strait of
Georgia this afternoon and abruptly switch to strong northwesterlies
Tuesday morning. Westerly gale force winds will also impact the Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight through Tuesday morning.

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