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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 early Monday morning and to northwest 10 to 20 near noon Monday. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 Monday evening.

Showers ending Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots backing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 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 24 January 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over western Juan de Fuca Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday dissipating low located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Monday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 24 January 2021 A low pressure centre off the west entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait
will move eastward over Southern Vancouver Island and dissipate
overnight. A ridge of high pressure west of offshore waters will
shift eastward and weaken on Monday morning.

Strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most
Outer coast and offshore waters this evening. The northwest winds
will gradually ease overnight and Monday morning to eventually become
light to moderate by Monday afternoon.

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