Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 near noon and to west 15 to 25 this evening. Wind backing to south 15 to 25 late overnight then increasing to west 35 to 45 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain overnight and Sunday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres becoming 3 after midnight except 4 over northwestern sections Sunday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 40 in the morning then veering to southwest 40 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to northeast 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PST 13 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, Central Coast, southern
sections of the North Coast and west coast of Vancouver Island
This morning. Gale force southeasterly winds will also spread to
northern sections of the Strait of Georgia this afternoon.
The frontal system will move onto the mainland coast by this evening.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
this evening. A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie
Sunday morning will bring another bout of gales over northern and
central waters.

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