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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 Thursday evening.

Showers tonight and Thursday morning. Showers Thursday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 in the afternoon then becoming northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 6:02 PM PST 08 February 2023

'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 8 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 8 February 2023 A Pacific front is tracking across the offshore waters this evening.
Widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies will continue over
offshore, northern and central waters, while hurricane force
southeasterlies will develop near the headlands of Northern Vancouver
Island late this evening.

Another trough of low pressure crosses the offshore waters overnight
and will merge with the one currently over Hecate Strait and the
central waters. This will push gales south into the inner South Coast
waters, and will help maintain gale to storm force southerlies from
East Dixon south to Queen Charlotte Sound through much of Thursday.

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