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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 this morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight and to southeast 10 to 15 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Showers changing to rain this evening and ending overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon and to southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

'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 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 27 January 2020 A frontal system will approach Explorer from the southeast
Today. Widespread gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead
Of the front this afternoon and evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will occur near the West Vancouver Island headlands
late afternoon and evening. The associated low will give westerly
gales to Southern Explorer overnight.

An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
afternoon and the North Coast Tuesday night. Winds will rise to
Gale to storm force southeasterlies over the northern and central
waters late Tuesday ahead of the system. Winds will veer to gale to
storm force southwesterlies in the wake of the frontal system Tuesday
night.

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