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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 this evening and to south 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind south 30 to 40 Sunday.

Rain changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 6 over western sections overnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 early Sunday morning except 8 over western sections. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots backing to northeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 06 March 2021

'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 6 March 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 985 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 6 March 2021 A front currently over the offshore waters will reach Haida Gwaii
early this evening.

Southeast gales have developed over the offshore waters and will ease
this evening. The winds will continue to spread across most marine
waters tonight as the front approaches.

A 985 MB low will approach Bowie before Sunday morning. Ahead of the
low, gale force easterly or southerly winds will develop over the
offshore waters. The gale force winds will ease Sunday night as the
low drifts away from the offshore waters.

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