Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early this afternoon except southwest 20 near Qualicum Beach this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Friday morning then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Friday evening except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach.
Showers overnight and Friday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Gale warning in effect
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 AM PDT 30 March 2023 The ridge of high pressure over Bowie weakens as it moves eastward,
and strong northerly winds over most of the outer waters will
A Pacific frontal system pushes into Bowie this afternoon and slides
southeastward tonight. By Friday morning, the system will lie from
Haida Gwaii to Explorer. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
expected ahead of the system. In its wake, winds shift to strong to
gale force westerly or northwesterly.
The frontal system reaches Vancouver Island Friday afternoon and
generates strong to marginal gale force southeasterly winds in the
Strait of Georgia. As the system departs the South Coast Friday
evening, strong to marginal gale force westerly winds develop in
Its wake in the Juan de Fuca Strait.
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- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
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