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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 early this afternoon except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach today. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Sunday evening.

Showers ending this evening. Showers Sunday morning. Rain Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2023
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 September 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday intensifying trough located over Bowie.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday intensifying frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located off Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 23 September 2023 A deep low pressure system is expected to spread gale to storm force
winds across the British Columbia waters Sunday through Monday.

Initially, a trough will bring southerly gale and storm force winds
to the central and northern waters on Sunday morning.
An intensifying frontal system will cross Explorer late Sunday,
spreading storm to local hurricane force southeasterly winds across
southern and central waters Sunday evening.

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