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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 over northern sections. Wind becoming westerly 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming westerly 10 to 20 Tuesday morning.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 17 May 2021

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PM PDT 17 May 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located near
Victoria.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located off the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PDT 17 May 2021 A trough of low pressure crossing Vancouver Island tonight will give
gale force westerly winds to southern sections of West Vancouver
Island and Juan de Fuca Strait overnight. The crossing trough will
also bring a risk of thunderstorms to these regions. The gale force
winds will ease early Tuesday morning.

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