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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 10 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending near midnight. Rain overnight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located near Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today weakening low located over the Washington
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located near the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 28 January 2020 A low pressure center near Explorer will continue to spread
northwesterlies to Southern Explorer this morning.

Another intense frontal system will track across the offshore waters
this afternoon and onto the North Coast overnight. Ahead of the
system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over the northern
and central waters late today. A short period of hurricane force
southeasterlies is expected over the North Coast overnight. In its
wake, winds will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies.

A third system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies to the northern waters
Wednesday evening.

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