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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming westerly 15 to 25 Thursday morning.

Showers tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over southwestern BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 24 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
and move over the Southwest BC Interior late this morning. As the
ridge moves eastward, a strong frontal system located just west of
the Bowie region will move eastward to lie through Hecate Strait
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
ahead of the front and then shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in its wake.

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