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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 May 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 near noon then becoming south 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Scattered showers changing to rain Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 May 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 May 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming westerly 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 May 2022

'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 4:00 AM PDT 16 May 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located from Bowie to
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over the offshore waters.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 994 mb located over
western Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 16 May 2022 A trough will move into Bowie then into central and northern
Waters through this morning. Strong to gale force southerlies will
develop ahead of the trough then weaken this afternoon as the trough
weakens.

A ridge of high pressure over west coast Vancouver Island will result
in gale force inflow winds through east entrance of Juan de Fuca
strait this afternoon.

Another trough will approaching the offshore waters Tuesday
afternoon. Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to
Explorer near midday Tuesday.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force westerly in the
wake of the low.

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