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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots backing to easterly 15 to 20 this evening then increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 early Sunday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late Sunday morning. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday afternoon then becoming southeast 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2020
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 25 January 2020

'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 25 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 6:00 p.m. PST tonight low 999 mb located south of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 998 mb located over Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM PST 25 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
tonight, bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

A deepening area of low pressure approaching from the south, will
cross Vancouver Island Sunday morning. Strong to gale force winds
In the vicinity of this low are expected.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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