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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 late overnight and to light Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 near noon Tuesday and to southeast 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

Snow or rain Tuesday late in the day. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024

'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 26 February 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PST 26 February 2024 A trough along the Central Coast will keep strong northwesterly winds
over northern, central, and offshore waters this morning. However, by
afternoon gales are likely over West Vancouver Island and Juan de
Fuca this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie this afternoon and
move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Southern Strait of Georgia.
Westerly gales are also expected through Juan de Fuca Strait.

Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday afternoon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Explorer.

Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.

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