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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2020

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 25 late Monday morning.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2020
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 March 2020 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 986 mb located over northwestern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low 987 mb located west of Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 29 March 2020 A low pressure system will remain over Bowie tonight and Monday. The
system will start to move southeastward Monday night and reach the
Queen Charlotte Sound by Tuesday morning then arrive Vancouver Island
by Tuesday afternoon. The associated frontal system of the low
currently over Haida Gwaii will move southeastward to lie over the
Lower Mainland by Monday morning.

Gale force southerly winds over northern and central coastal waters
ahead of the front will spread to southern waters later tonight as
the front passes through the region. The gale force southerly winds
will ease early Monday morning as the front weakens. In the wake of
the front, gale force northerly winds will develop over the offshore
waters tonight and will persist through Tuesday as the low pressure
system tracks southward to the Vancouver Island.

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