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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 February 2023

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening and to southwest 35 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Monday evening except variable 10 to 15 over northern sections.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this morning then building to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 February 2023
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 February 2023

'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 10:30 AM PST 5 February 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening trough located over the South
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over Washington

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from Hecate Strait to
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located over the South

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:05 AM PST 5 February 2023 A weakening trough located over the South Coast continues to track
southeastward into the Washington state. In its wake, northwesterly
gales are expected over the southern waters today. Marginal westerly
gales will spread into Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.

A frontal system will move into Bowie this afternoon and track
southeastward. Ahead of this system. Southerly to southwesterly gales
will develop over the northern waters today and spread into central
waters tonight.

By Monday afternoon, the frontal system will reach the Central Coast
and Explorer with southwesterly gales over the central and southern
waters. For the inner South Coast, southeasterly gales will also
develop over Northern Strait of Georgia Monday afternoon.

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