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Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except northwest 10 to 15 near Vancouver Island. Wind becoming northeast 5 to 15 this evening except northeast 15 near the mouth of Howe Sound overnight and Saturday morning. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 Saturday morning except northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening except northeast 25 to 35 south of Tsawwassen.

Periods of drizzle tonight and Saturday morning. Fog patches forming late this evening and dissipating Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 January 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 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain offshore. Strong to
gale force northerly winds will prevail between these two features,
over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the British Columbia
Interior tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds
will develop in the mainland inlets tonight and strengthen to gale to
storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge builds.

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