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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 September 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots except southwest 20 to 25 near Qualicum Beach. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers this afternoon. Rain overnight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 September 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 September 2021

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 September 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building cold front located over eastern
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing cold front located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 1:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching low located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 28 September 2021 A frontal system over Eastern Bowie will move over Haida Gwaii this
evening. The front will continue to move eastward reaching Vancouver
Island tonight.

Winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterly over the central
and northern waters early this evening as the front approaches.
Winds will become strong southwesterly in the wake of the front.

Winds will rise to strong to gale force southeasterly over the
southern waters tonight as the front approaches.

Winds over the central and northern waters will increase again to
gale to storm force southerly on Wednesday as a low approaches Haida

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