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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 March 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this evening then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Rain Thursday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 March 2021

'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 3 March 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday deepening low 988 mb located over
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 985 mb located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:32 AM PST 3 March 2021 A weakening cold front is currently over North Vancouver Island.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southerlies will persist
today and tonight over the parts of the central waters and North
Vancouver Island.

A 985 MB low will approach the offshore waters Thursday
Morning and track towards Haida Gwaii by the afternoon. Ahead of the
low, gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over most
regions by late Thursday afternoon.

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