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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 near noon Sunday then backing to south 5 to 15 Sunday evening.

Showers ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 3 to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Sunday morning and to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind south 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the morning and to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024

'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 PDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located near Queen Charlotte Sound.

By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 20 April 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to drive
strong coastal outflow winds this morning.

An area of low pressure approaching southwest of Explorer will move
northeastwards to lie near Haida Gwaii this evening, weakening
overnight. Strong to gale force winds are expected westwards of
Vancouver Island this morning. These winds will spread into central
waters later today.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Early this evening strong to gale force westerly inflow
winds are likely through Juan de Fuca Strait and southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts.

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