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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20 early this morning then backing to southeast 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Friday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Friday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Friday evening.

Scattered showers ending this evening. Periods of rain Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2022
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15.
Monday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 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 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough from low located over
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of the Alaska panhandle.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying low 990 mb located west
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 985 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from Prince Rupert to McInnes
Island will move eastward into interior BC departing the coastal
regions. The associated gale to storm force northwesterlies will ease
over parts of the central and northern waters this morning.

A low located over the Gulf of Alaska will approach the Alaskan
Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies over Bowie today.

On Friday, an intensifying low will move into Southwestern Explorer.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of the southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late Friday afternoon.

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