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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late overnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Showers overnight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2021
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Map of Pacific - Georgia Basin marine weather areas Sentry Shoal - 46131 Halibut Bank - 46146 La Perouse Bank - 46206 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 5:56 PM PST 26 January 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday intensifying trough located from the
Alaska panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 PM PST 26 January 2021 A frontal system over Explorer will gradually weaken tonight before
exiting the region Wednesday morning. Ahead of the front, gale to
storm force southeasterlies over southern waters west of Vancouver
Island will ease overnight.

In the wake of the front, a trough of low pressure will develop from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Explorer on Wednesday. Northerly gales will
develop over Bowie early Wednesday morning and ease in the afternoon.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior for a few days. Strong to gale force outflow winds will
prevail through the mainland inlets of the BC coast.

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