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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 25 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 after midnight and to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 early Sunday morning and to southeast 15 to 25 late Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Sunday afternoon then diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 9:30 PM PST 25 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 998 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 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located north of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 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 with marginal southerly
storm force winds over the North Strait of Georgia early Sunday
morning.

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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