Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 20 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early Friday morning.

Rain changing to a few showers early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning and to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 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 10:30 AM PDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located from Queen Charlotte
Sound to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday low located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:12 AM PDT 23 March 2017 A cold front will track across Explorer this morning then lie along
the coast stretched from Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island by this
evening. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies over Explorer
will spread eastwards over most marine regions by this afternoon.
Winds will increase to storm force southeasterlies this afternoon
over waters just west of Vancouver Island as the front approaches.
The winds will ease to marginal gale force southeasterlies tonight.

The low pressure centre associated with the cold front will slowly
drift from the offshore waters to Haida Gwaii Friday. The winds ahead
of the low will be marginal gale force southeasterly winds. The winds
behind the low will shift to marginal gale force northwest winds.

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