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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 March 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots diminishing to southeast 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Sunday morning then backing to southeast 15 near noon Sunday. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 March 2021
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 05:52 AM PST 06 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 AM PST 6 March 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday By 4:00 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located off Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PST 6 March 2021 A front will sweep across offshore waters this morning then reach
Haida Gwaii late this afternoon.

Southeast gales will develop over offshore waters this morning
Then spread across most marine waters this afternoon as the front
approaches.

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