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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 5 to 15 early Wednesday afternoon then becoming light Wednesday evening.

Showers changing to rain near midnight and ending Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 January 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 4:00 PM PST 28 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 28 January 2020 An intense frontal system will quickly move through the offshore
waters tonight then move through the north and Central Coast early
Wednesday morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of the system. As the system nears the North Coast tonight, a
brief period of hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over
parts of the north and central waters. The associated front will move
across the South Coast through Wednesday morning resulting in gale
force southeasterlies. In the wake of the system, winds will veer to
gale to storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters
while the southern waters will experience far weaker winds ranging
from moderate to strong.

Another system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
Wednesday night.

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