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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 early this evening then to southeasterly 20 to 30 Tuesday morning.



Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 26 September 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over the South Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located west
of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PDT 26 September 2022 A stationary front over Northern Bowie will gradually weaken today.
Strong to gale force southeast winds near the front will weaken to
moderate to strong by this afternoon. Generally light winds are
expected in the south today.

On Tuesday, a low pressure system will approach Explorer. Strong
southeasterlies are forecast develop over the offshore waters
Tuesday morning and reach Western Vancouver Island Tuesday afternoon.

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