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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots except southeast 15 to 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday morning except southwest 40 near Qualicum Beach. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday.

Scattered showers changing to rain near midnight and ending near noon Wednesday. Scattered showers Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind light.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022

'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 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 994 mb located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 999 mb located over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:07 PM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure over Bowie will move eastwards and weaken
over Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Ahead of the trough,
southerly gales from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island will
ease overnight into early Wednesday morning.

A deep low pressure centre will cross Explorer tonight and Northern
Vancouver Island Wednesday morning. Ahead of the low, storm force
southerly winds over Explorer will spread to west coast Vancouver
Island tonight, with hurricane force southeasterlies near the
headlands overnight. Southeast gales will spread to the inner South
Coast early Wednesday morning. In the wake of the low, winds will
shift to gale to storm force westerly overnight and spread to Juan
De fuca strait Wednesday morning.

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