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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind veering to southwesterly 30 to 40 Thursday morning then becoming variable 35 to 45 Thursday evening.

Rain today and tonight. Showers Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 metres building to 4 to 6 near noon and to 6 to 8 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots veering to northwest 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 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 4:00 AM PST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 7:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By noon PST Thursday frontal system located from Hecate Strait to
the Central Coast.

At 7:30 a.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 AM PST 8 February 2023 A Pacific front is approaching the coast this morning. The front will
bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to offshore
waters through this morning and then to all northern and central
waters by this afternoon. Hurricane force southeasterlies will
develop over Northern Vancouver Island late this evening.

Another trough of low pressure overnight crosses the offshore waters
and will merge with the one currently over Hecate Strait and the
central waters. This will push gales south into the inner south
Coast waters, and will help maintain gale to storm force southerlies
from East Dixon south to Queen Charlotte Sound through much of
Thursday.

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