Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots backing to south 10 to 20 early this evening then increasing to south 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind increasing to south 30 to 35 early Friday morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 early Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 Friday evening.

Rain beginning this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 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 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape Scott extending
southward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located on a line north-south
over Langara.

By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 30 March 2017 A cold front approaching the offshore waters will lie over Bowie by
late this evening. Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale to
marginal storm force southeasterlies up to 50 knots over offshore,
northern, and central waters. Winds will shift to strong southwest
In the wake of the front.

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