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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 this evening then diminishing to west 15 near midnight. Wind backing to south 15 early Wednesday morning then increasing to south 25 to 35 late Wednesday morning. Wind becoming south 30 to 40 early Wednesday afternoon.

Scattered showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this evening and to 4 late overnight. Seas building to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots veering to northwest 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 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 4:00 PM PST 7 February 2023 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 7 February 2023 A 1002 millibar low will approach the mainland North Coast this
evening. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
South of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.

A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over Northern Vancouver
Island late Wednesday evening.

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