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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to westerly 10 to 20 early this afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 30 to 40 late this evening except northerly 15 to 25 over northern sections Thursday morning and afternoon and northeast 10 to 20 over northern sections Thursday evening.

Showers this morning. Rain overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this morning and to 3 to 4 early this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots veering to westerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon then becoming southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 November 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 10:30 AM PST 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating low 1014 mb located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre just west of Vancouver Island will dissipate
today. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over waters west of
Vancouver Island will ease today as the low dissipates.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon then move into
northern and central waters and Explorer tonight. The front will
stall on Thursday as it straddles the central and southern waters.
Ahead of the system, gale force southerly winds will develop followed
by strong to moderate northwesterly winds in its wake.

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