Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming northwest 30 near noon Saturday.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 6 metres subsiding to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 02:48 AM PDT 10 October 2015

'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 PDT 10 October 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 984 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 988 mb located 60 miles east
of Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying cold front located off Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over the offshore
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing ridge located over the Coast

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast.

The next low pressure centre in the series will cross the central
offshore waters overnight and will deepen to about 984 millibars as
it moves northeastward through Hecate Strait Saturday afternoon. The
low will bring gale force southerlies followed by gale force
northwesterlies over the central part of the coast. A trough of low
pressure moving through the South Coast Saturday afternoon will bring
strong to gale force south or southeast winds followed by strong to
gale force westerlies. Winds will then ease over all areas on
Saturday night as a ridge of high pressure reaches the coast.

Another intense storm will move in on Sunday, bringing widespread
storm force winds over central and northern waters.

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