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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 October 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 35 to 45 knots backing to northerly 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early Monday evening.



Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 6 to 8 metres except 10 over southeastern sections this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2021
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning then veering to west 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 15.
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2021 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 958 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low 982 mb located over central
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PDT 24 October 2021 A 958 MB low will slowly drift through Southern Explorer tonight. The
low will weaken to 975 MB as it arrives near Estevan Point midday
Monday. The low will cross the Northern Strait of Georgia and through
the mainland coast by early Monday evening.

As the low slowly pushes towards the South Coast tonight and Monday,
widespread southeast gale to storm force winds will prevail across
the South Coast. Over the central waters, these winds will be

Behind the low, northwesterly to westerly winds will prevail.

As the low makes landfall late Monday and moves inland, winds will
drop below gales to moderate speeds Monday night.

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