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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots early this morning and to southeast 15 to 25 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early this evening except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach this evening. Wind becoming light overnight then becoming northwest 5 to 15 Friday evening.

Showers this afternoon tonight and Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2021
Saturday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2021

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 AM PDT 6 May 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 988 mb located over central Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 993 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1004 mb located north
of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday dissipating low located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 6 May 2021 A low over Central Bowie will slowly move northward today. The low
will weaken and move eastward tonight just north of Bowie. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift gale to
local storm force northwesterly in its wake.

Winds will gradually weaken on Friday as the low dissipates and a
weak ridge builds behind the low.

The associated cold front will quickly move across the South Coast
today. Winds over the South Coast will briefly increase to strong to
gale force southeast then shift to strong to gale force northwest
with the passage of the front.

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