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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 this evening then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 Thursday morning then becoming light Thursday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 Thursday evening.

Flurries tonight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures plus 3 falling to minus 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2022
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located northwest of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Thursday low 992 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 PM PST 30 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to give
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets
tonight. The ridge will weaken on Thursday and rebuild on Friday.
Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing spray will continue
tonight as Arctic air pushes out from the mainland inlets.

Over offshore, central and northern waters, gale to storm force
northerlies will gradually ease tonight.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across the offshore
waters Thursday night. Ahead of the low, southerly gales will
develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii Thursday afternoon and
spread to central waters in the evening.

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