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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 July 2024

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 this morning then becoming southerly 5 to 15 near noon. Wind becoming light late this afternoon except northwest 5 to 15 near Vancouver Island overnight and Friday. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 Friday afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers ending this morning with a risk of waterspouts.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 July 2024
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Waterspout watch in effect

Strait of Georgia

Issued 4:52 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.

Where: Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

When: Overnight and early Thursday morning.

Remarks: Favourable conditions for waterspout development are present as an upper low moves over the South Coast of BC.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 25 July 2024 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located from Explorer to the North
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:12 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Ahead of a ridge of high pressure, gale force westerlies through Juan
de Fuca Strait will ease overnight.

Additionally, conditions are favourable for the possible development
of waterspouts over Central Coast late this evening, and Strait of
Georgia - south of Nanaimo overnight and early Thursday morning.

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