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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 November 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 35 to 45 this evening. Wind becoming northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday morning.

Rain changing to showers this evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 in the morning then becoming southerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 November 2022

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 29 November 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 988 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 984 mb located over northern Vancouver

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 29 November 2022 A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will generate
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets today
through Wednesday. Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing
spray will exist tonight through Wednesday as Arctic air pushes out
from the mainland inlets.

An intensifying low pressure system west of Queen Charlotte Sound
will track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island today and remain
near North Vancouver Island tonight and Wednesday while weakening.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force easterlies will develop over
central waters and the South Coast today. In its wake, winds will
shift to gale to storm force northerlies this afternoon and persist
through Wednesday.

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