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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 06 December 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 early Wednesday morning then veering to west 25 to 35 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to northwest 40 to 50 early Wednesday evening.

Scattered showers changing to rain Wednesday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early Wednesday morning and to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon. Seas building to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 06 December 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 6 December 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday cold front located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 6 December 2022 A cold front will approach the offshore waters late this evening and
reach Haida Gwaii by Wednesday morning then sweep through southern
waters Wednesday evening.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island on
Wednesday. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds will follow the
front later in the day on Wednesday.

For waters of the inner South Coast strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop Wednesday afternoon and persist into the
overnight period.

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