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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early this evening then backing to southwesterly 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening except west 15 over northern sections.

Showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 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 26 February 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 26 February 2024 A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie late this afternoon
and move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening.

Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday near noon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Explorer.

Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.

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