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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 September 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming southeast 15 late this evening except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early Saturday morning then backing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 15 Saturday evening.

Rain changing to showers this evening and ending near noon Saturday. Rain Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Monday Wind light becoming southeast 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 September 2021

'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 10:30 AM PDT 17 September 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from the
Central Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT today building frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the southern Strait of Georgia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 17 September 2021 A Pacific front will continue to generate gale force southeast winds
as it moves through Hecate Strait and the Central Coast.

The front will progress into the South Coast near midday.
Strong to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as
the front sweeps across through the day.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day today
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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