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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

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.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 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
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 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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