Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 February 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this afternoon then becoming southeast 20 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 10:30 AM PST 06 February 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 10:30 AM PST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Hecate Strait.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 1000 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1002 mb located over southern Hecate
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:16 AM PST 6 February 2023 A frontal system will move southeastward across the northern and
central waters today. Ahead of this system, southerly to
southwesterly gales over the northern and central waters will spread
to the southern waters this afternoon. Southeasterly gales will also
develop over the Northern Strait of Georgia this afternoon.
Over the northern and central waters, winds will ease to moderate to
strong westerlies behind the system this afternoon or evening. The
frontal system will move across the South Coast Tuesday morning.
Winds will shift to strong southwesterlies behind it except westerly
gales in Juan de Fuca Strait.
A 1000 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie early Tuesday
morning and reach the mainland North Coast Tuesday evening. Gale
force westerlies winds in its vicinity will develop over
Parts of the offshore and central waters early Tuesday morning.
Local storm force westerlies can be expected south of the low. Gale
force outflows can be expected near midday Tuesday near Portland
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