Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 09:30 PM PST 29 November 2022
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight then veering to southwest 20 to 30 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 near noon Wednesday then becoming light Wednesday afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 5 to 15 Wednesday evening.
Snow changing to rain near midnight and ending Wednesday morning. Flurries Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 9:30 PM PST 29 November 2022
'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 9:30 PM PST 29 November 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low 988 mb located over
northern Vancouver Island.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:27 PM PST 29 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure over the British Columbia Interior will
continue to give gale to storm force outflow winds through the
mainland inlets tonight through Wednesday. Over northern coastal
waters, a risk of freezing spray will exist tonight through Wednesday
as Arctic air pushes out from the mainland inlets.
An intensifying low pressure system will remain over North Vancouver
Island tonight and gradually weaken on Wednesday. Ahead of the low,
gale to storm force easterlies over central waters and the South
Coast will shift to gale to storm force northerlies in its wake and
persist through Wednesday.
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