Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Friday morning then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 10:00 AM PST 19 January 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2017

'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 19 January 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing trough located over the South
Coast.

At 5:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over the South Coast.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 19 January 2017 A weak trough currently over the central and South Coast will move
inland to be replaced by a weak ridge early tomorrow. This ridge
Will also push into the BC Interior and a frontal system will
Move to lie over the South Coast midday Friday. In advance of
This larger system, gale force southeasterly or easterly winds will
develop over parts of the southern and central waters tonight
Through Friday.

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