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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 02 February 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southerly 35 to 45 early Friday morning then to west 30 to 35 early Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 early Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 metres building to 6 to 8 late overnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to west 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to southwest 25 to 35.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 02 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 2 February 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from the North
Coast to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast of BC
To Northwestern Explorer is producing widespread southeasterly gales
to the east of the system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly
storms from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Island today.

Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters later
this evening, but will remain gale force across the central waters
and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters throughout the day on Friday.

Winds will ease on Friday evening, though there will be a brief
period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
the low.

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