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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 this morning and to southeast 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Rain ending near midnight. Showers Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2021
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15.
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2021

'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 28 February 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over western Bowie.
By noon PST today cold front located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PST 28 February 2021 A frontal system is over the northern waters tonight with the
associated cold front crossing Haida Gwaii early this afternoon.
The cold front will then reach Northern Vancouver Island by late
This evening.

Ahead of this approaching system strong to gale force south to
southwesterly winds will prevail over northern waters today.

Over southern and central waters winds will rise to strong to gale
force southerly ahead of the approaching cold front during the day.
Winds will shift to northwest and ease in the wake of this front.

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