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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 September 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight and to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southerly 25 Friday morning then veering to southwest 10 to 20 near noon Friday.

Rain ending Friday morning. Risk of thunderstorms late this evening. Showers Friday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2020
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots veering to southwest 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 11:36 PM PDT 24 September 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 September 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 992 mb located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing low 990 mb located over the
Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 PM PDT 24 September 2020 An intensifying low over Northern Explorer will track across Northern
Vancouver Island overnight and onto the Central Coast early Friday
morning. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeast winds will
develop over the southern waters tonight. Winds will shift to gale
force westerlies in the wake of the front and gradually ease to
moderate to strong on Friday.

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