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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming westerly 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers this evening. Risk of thunderstorms Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to west 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 September 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 4:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 16 September 2021 A Pacific front will continue to generate gale to storm force
southeast winds tonight as it moves from the offshore waters into
northern and central waters, Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island.

The front will progress into the South Coast Friday morning. Strong
to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as the front
sweeps across through the day.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day on Friday
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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