Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 April 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 early this afternoon then veering to northwest 10 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Friday morning.

A few showers beginning this afternoon and ending early this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2016
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind light increasing to northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PDT 28 April 2016 A frontal system currently over Eastern Bowie is crossing the
northern waters today. Strong to gale force southeast winds is
expected ahead of the front. Winds will shift to moderate to strong
westerly with the passage of the front.

A ridge will build over Explorer overnight through Friday. Strong to
gale force northwesterly to westerly winds will develop over southern
waters tonight and Friday.

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