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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight then veering to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight except southwest 35 near Qualicum Beach. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 late Wednesday morning then backing to southeast 5 to 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow ending overnight. Flurries Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Low tonight zero. High Wednesday plus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 29 November 2022

'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 4:00 PM PST 29 November 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 988 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 984 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 29 November 2022 A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will generate
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets tonight
through Wednesday. Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing
spray will exist tonight through Wednesday as Arctic air pushes out
from the mainland inlets.

An intensifying low pressure system west of Cape Scott will slowly
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island this evening and remain
near North Vancouver Island tonight and Wednesday while weakening.
Gale to storm force easterlies over central waters and the South
Coast ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm force northerlies
in its wake and persist through Wednesday.

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