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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 late this afternoon then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 to 30 early Monday morning.

Showers late this morning. Rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over central
Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Explorer extending
northward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 22 September 2019 A frontal system over Central Vancouver Island will continue to
produce strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast this
morning. Gale force northwesterlies will develop over West Vancouver
Island as a ridge of high pressure builds offshore.

Another front will move across the northern offshore waters tonight.
Gale force southeast winds will develop over the offshore waters
tonight then spread to the central and north coasts on Monday.
Winds over the northern waters will become gale to storm force
southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

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