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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except southwest 15 to 25 near Qualicum Beach. Wind becoming southeast 15 early this morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 early this evening then becoming light overnight. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 Sunday morning then becoming light Sunday evening.

Showers ending this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 4:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 26 September 2020 An intense Pacific frontal system will approach the offshore waters
from the west this evening and reach the North Coast Sunday
afternoon. Southeast gale to storm force winds will develop ahead of
this system over the northern waters tonight and over the central
waters Sunday. In the wake of the system, winds will shift to strong
to gale force southwesterlies except storm force over Northern Bowie.

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