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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay – 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 25 February 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 4:00 PM PST 25 February 2024 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 9:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located over
northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 25 February 2024 A departing trough of low pressure will continue to spread gale force
westerlies along Juan de Fuca before easing to strong late this
evening. Risk of storm force winds near Race Rocks late this
afternoon.

Another trough along the North Coast has enough energy to continue
gale force northwesterlies over northern, central, and offshore
waters tonight and Monday.

By Monday afternoon, the waters south of and including Hecate south
will display strong northwesterlies with gale force winds along West
Vancouver Island south and Juan de Fuca west entrance. By the
evening, winds will gradually weaken with gale force ending near
midnight.

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