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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 04 December 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to south 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 04 December 2020

'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 9:30 PM PST 4 December 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:40 PM PST 4 December 2020 A slow moving front will approach the North Coast tonight. The front
will stall and slowly weaken on Saturday as it lies from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island. By Saturday night, the stalled front will
weaken further.

Gale to storm force winds have developed ahead of the front over most
marine waters except the inner South Coast for tonight and Saturday.

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