Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to south 5 to 15 Sunday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning early this morning changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres building to 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 28 March 2015 An approaching frontal system over Bowie will reach the Central Coast
this afternoon. Gale force southerlies over the offshore waters will
spread to northern and central waters today and rise to gale to storm
force. In the wake of the system, strong to gale force
southwesterlies will continue tonight and ease to moderate to strong
on Sunday.

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