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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:24 AM PST 27 January 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots except northeast 5 to 15 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 near noon except northwest 10 to 20 near Vancouver Island today. Wind becoming northerly 5 to 15 late overnight except northeast 10 to 15 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning except northeast 25 to 35 south of Tsawwassen Saturday late in the day.

Periods of drizzle tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 07:24 AM PST 27 January 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 AM PST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island this morning will continue to
move southward. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain
offshore. Strong to gale force northerly winds will prevail between
these two features, over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the BC Interior
tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop
in the mainland inlets tonight and are expected to strengthen to
Gale to storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge builds.

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