Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 October 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 near noon Thursday.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 early this afternoon and to 7 to 10 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 6 to 8 Thursday morning and to 4 to 6 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots becoming west 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 11:21 AM PDT 18 October 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 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 5:30 p.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system has moved across the central and northern waters
this morning. Winds are veering to southwest gales in its wake.

The cold front associated with this system is advancing across
Vancouver Island and gale force southeasterlies are developing over
the South Coast this morning. As the system moves inland this
afternoon, winds will become strong south or southwesterlies in its
wake.

Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.

Strong to gale force westerlies will develop tonight as the centre of
this low pressure system will make its way across Southern Bowie into
central waters.

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