Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 late overnight then backing to south 10 to 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 early Thursday afternoon and to south 25 to 35 early Thursday evening. Wind becoming south 30 to 40 late Thursday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Periods of rain beginning late Thursday afternoon.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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 - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM 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 AM PDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape St. James extending
southward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located over 53N 146W extending
southeastward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 30 March 2017 A ridge over cape St. James extending southwards will result in
strong to gale force winds for southern sections of West Vancouver
Island today.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters. The cold front
Will lie over Bowie by late this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southeasterlies up to 45 knots over
Offshore, northern, and central waters.

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