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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southwest 25 near Qualicum Beach late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 9:30 PM PST 03 February 2023

'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 9:30 PM PST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM PST 3 February 2023 Strong to gale force southeast winds will ease this evening as a
trough over Vancouver Island moves inland, though there will be a
brief period of southwest gales across West Coast Vancouver Island
South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this evening in the wake
of the trough.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast
Saturday morning producing widespread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds. This system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday
evening with northwest gales developing in its wake.

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