Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday.

A few showers ending early Tuesday morning.


Issued 11:03 AM PST 05 December 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 metres building to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 near noon Tuesday and to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning and to southeast 45 to 55 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 35 to 45.
Friday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 December 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 10:30 AM PST 5 December 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 11:00 a.m. PST today low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1015 mb located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 5 December 2016 A low pressure system over Northern Explorer is slowly moving
southward. Gale force northerly or northwesterly winds will continue
over the offshore waters today and tonight. The winds will ease
overnight as the low moves to Washington coast and weakens.

A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in
combination with a low pressure system over the BC waters will
produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets. Cold
temperatures from the strong Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray through the mainland inlets overnight and

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