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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 December 2022

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots except variable 10 to 20 over western sections. Wind increasing to northeasterly 40 to 50 Friday morning.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2022
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 25 knots.
Monday Wind north 20 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:25 PM PST 01 December 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PST 1 December 2022 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located over southwestern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Friday departing low 998 mb located south of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 1 December 2022 Strong outflow winds through the mainland inlets will increase to
To gale force overnight as the Arctic ridge of high pressure rebuilds
over the BC Interior. The outflow winds over the Central Coast will
continue to increase to gale to storm force Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system will track southwards across
Southwest Bowie tonight and Western Explorer on Friday. Over northern
offshore waters, strong to gale force east winds will back to
northeast by Friday morning. Over central waters, southeast winds
will increase to strong to gale force overnight then back to
northeast Friday afternoon. Over southern waters, winds will rise to
gale to storm force southeast Friday morning. However, winds will
remain below gale force over the Strait of Georgia.

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