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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2020
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 January 2020

'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 24 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located north of Haida
Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located northwest of Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM PST 24 January 2020 A low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters tonight
then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday. Gale force
southerly winds will prevail over most central and northern waters
ahead of the low. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low.

A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
Saturday night bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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