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Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots except variable 10 to 20 over northern sections today and northwest 15 over northern sections late this afternoon and this evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Friday morning with gusts to 40.

Showers ending Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2021
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning and to southeast 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 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 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing low located near the North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over eastern Pacific Ocean.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 11:00 AM PST 25 February 2021 A deep area of low pressure has just crossed the North Coast this
morning and will quickly move into the Northern BC Interior by
midday. Gale to storm force westerlies over northern and central
waters will ease slightly to widespread and sustained northwest gales
near midday and will continue until Friday morning.

The west to northwest gales have also spread to most South Coast
waters and will continue today, tonight and Friday. One exception
will be the Strait of Georgia where northwest gales are expected to
develop early Friday morning.

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