Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 10 February 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Thursday morning then veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Thursday evening.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain early Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 February 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 982 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 10 February 2016 Near gale to gale force southerly winds will persist for most of the
northern waters tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday morning over the
outer waters as a frontal system arrives. By Thursday evening the
frontal system will lie through Hecate Strait and the headlands
giving near storm force southeasterly winds.

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