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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 22 February 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind becoming southerly 20 to 30 early Sunday morning then veering to southwest 15 to 25 early Sunday afternoon except southwest 25 to 35 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Sunday evening then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late Sunday evening.

Rain changing to showers Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2020
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 in the morning then diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 22 February 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 PST 22 February 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 990 mb located over northwestern
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 988 mb located 120 miles west of
Cape Scott.

By 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday low 996 mb located near Port Hardy.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 22 February 2020 An intense low pressure system over Northern Explorer this evening
will move east towards Northern Vancouver Island tonight. The low
will move across Northern Vancouver Island midday on Sunday then into
the BC Interior in the afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop ahead of the system
over southern and central waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds
will develop over most BC waters in the wake of the low.

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