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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 May 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 May 2024

'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 10:30 AM PDT 20 May 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Central Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the central waters will track southeast
today. Moderate to strong northwest winds are occurring ahead of this
ridge. As the ridge of high pressure moves south, marginal westerly
gales will likely funnel through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough over Haida Gwaii this morning will sweep across the BC coast
today and Tuesday. Northwesterly winds will strengthen to gale force
across the southern waters late in the day Tuesday in the wake of the
trough.

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