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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming northwest 25 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon and to light Tuesday evening.

Rain overnight and Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2021
Wednesday Wind north 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots becoming north 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 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 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 18 January 2021 A frontal system will move into Bowie today then into the North Coast
tonight. The system will weaken considerably as it progresses through
the Central Coast Tuesday morning then sweeping through the South
Coast on Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies have developed over Bowie and
will continue through today. These winds will spread into the
northern waters beginning this afternoon and continue tonight while
also progressing into the central waters. The southeast winds will
weaken considerably to strong to gale force over central waters
Tuesday morning and then over the southern waters Tuesday afternoon.

In the wake of the system, strong to gale force westerlies will
develop.

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