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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 35 increasing to northwest 30 to 35 early this evening with gusts to 40 then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 early Saturday morning and to northwest 5 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind becoming light near noon Saturday then becoming variable 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning and to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 February 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 PM PST 26 February 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:03 PM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
Southern BC marine waters tonight.

Gale force northwest winds will continue across southern waters and
tonight, gradually easing after midnight.

Late in the day on Saturday, a frontal system will approach Haida
Gwaii. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds expected over
northern offshore waters on Saturday evening and will spread to the
North Coast Saturday night.

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