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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Friday afternoon then becoming southeast 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.
Monday Wind north 10 knots increasing to northwest 15.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:23 PM PST 04 March 2021

'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 4 March 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located off Cape St. James.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 4 March 2021 A low off cape St. James will track northwards across Haida Gwaii
tonight and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low,
gale to hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane
force westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop west of Vancouver Island
Friday and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force.
In its wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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