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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 this evening and to variable 5 to 15 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Showers ending Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2021
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2021

'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 27 January 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from the Alaska panhandle
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening trough located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today approaching frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 27 January 2021 A trough of low pressure from the Alaskan Panhandle to Explorer
Will gradually weaken tonight. Northerly gales over the offshore
waters will ease this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior. Strong to
gale force outflow winds will prevail through the coastal mainland
inlets through Thursday morning.

Moderate freezing spray will develop through Douglas Channel this
evening and continue through Thursday morning.

A frontal system will approach the offshore waters late Thursday.
Ahead of the front, southerly gales will develop over Bowie Thursday
evening.

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