Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 near midnight and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Monday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 Monday afternoon. Wind veering to southwesterly 35 Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning then veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

'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 21 December 2014 Today Tonight and Monday At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on this
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late this evening. Moderate to
strong southwest winds will rise to strong to gale force southwest
this afternoon ahead of the trough.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters.

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