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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to east 25 to 35 this evening. Wind becoming southeast 25 near noon Saturday.

Periods of snow or rain beginning early this evening becoming rain this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming easterly 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 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 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.

By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets today through Saturday.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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