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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 September 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots except northwest 5 to 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming south 15 to 20 late overnight except northeast 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 late Saturday afternoon then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming south 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 September 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
from Hecate Strait to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM PDT 24 September 2021 A frontal system will remain quasi-stationary across Queen Charlotte
Sound on Saturday but will strengthen late in the day. Southeasterly
winds will rise to strong to gales across central waters just to
The east of the front Saturday evening.

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