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Explorer - southeastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 January 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early this afternoon then becoming variable 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Tuesday morning except variable 10 to 20 over western sections.

Showers ending this evening. Rain beginning near midnight and changing to showers Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2021
Wednesday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 January 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located northwest of the
offshore waters.
By 3:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 25 January 2021 A ridge of high pressure west of offshore waters will shift
southeastward weaken this morning. Northwest gales over the offshore
waters will ease to moderate to strong this morning.

A frontal system will move onto Bowie this evening and continue to
move southeastward overnight. The front will stall over Explorer in a
northwest to southeast line by Tuesday morning.

Winds will increase to gale force southeast this evening over the
offshore waters. Winds will increase to gale to storm force southeast
Tuesday morning over the South Coast.

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