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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday then becoming northwest 15 to 20 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Showers changing to rain near midnight and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 November 2020
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 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 10:30 AM PST 23 November 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located over Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Langara extending
southwestward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 962 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 975 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 23 November 2020 A warm front over Eastern Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii this
afternoon and onto the North Coast this evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake.

The trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
on Tuesday. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters on Tuesday and shift to strong to
gale force westerly in its wake.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii Tuesday evening. Storm force westerlies in its
wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie this evening then
spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West overnight.
Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on Tuesday and
to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island on Wednesday.

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