Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early this morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Thursday morning then backing to southeast 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 5 to 15 Thursday evening.
Periods of drizzle changing to scattered showers near noon then to rain this evening. Scattered showers overnight and Thursday.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
'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 PST 7 December 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located from Hecate Strait
At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located near
At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:02 AM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Bowie will sweep across northern and central waters
today and reach southern waters this evening.
Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island.
For waters of the inner South Coast, strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop this afternoon and persist into the
In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle, and maintain marginal gale to gale
force westerlies over Bowie.
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