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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots except northeast 15 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming light early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 15 Wednesday evening.

Showers Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2021

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 6:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday intensifying frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located over Cape Scott
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 19 October 2021 A strong frontal system will remain stalled over the offshore waters
through this evening before moving northeastwards towards the
mainland coast. Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of this
system will spread towards the north and central mainland coasts
tonight and persist through to Wednesday morning.

Another, more powerful system, will approach the region later
Wednesday. Storm force southerlies are expected for the majority
Of outer coastal waters beginning Wednesday night.

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