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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 10 knots except northeasterly outflow 20 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming northeast 5 to 15 near noon then becoming light this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 5 to 15 this evening except east 20 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming east 10 to 20 late overnight then becoming east 15 to 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers this morning. Snow Tuesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near plus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning then veering to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 10 to 15.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

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