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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 April 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 this afternoon and to northwest 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 early Thursday morning and to northwest 10 to 15 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2021
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind light becoming southeast 15 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 April 2021

'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 21 April 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching trough located over western
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 21 April 2021 A north to south aligned ridge of high pressure centred offshore will
strengthen over outer coastal waters today giving northwest
Gales to the west side of Vancouver Island and to southeast sections
of the Explorer region. Gale force northwesterlies are also
Forecast in Johnstone Strait and in the Southern Strait of Georgia
tonight.

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