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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late this evening then becoming south 35 to 45 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 near noon Saturday then increasing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain near midnight then to showers Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres building to 4 to 6 early Saturday morning then subsiding to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 in the morning then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 03 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 PM PST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening trough located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii is producing southeasterly gales to
its east. Meanwhile a trough over Vancouver Island is spreading
southeast gales to the inner South Coast.

Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.

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