Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 07 October 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 near noon. Wind becoming southwest 25 this evening then increasing to southerly 35 Thursday morning.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 07 October 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 07 October 2015
Friday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 07:30 AM PDT 07 October 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 7 October 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 7 October 2015 A large deepening low pressure system will remain west of the
offshore waters this week. Ahead of the low, gale force southeasterly
winds will develop this morning over central and offshore waters and
spread to northern waters tonight.

On Thursday, southeasterly winds over most of the outer waters will
increase to gale or storm force as a disturbance moves through the

A series of disturbances will continue to develop and rotate around
the system and move across BC waters this week. Gale to storm force
southerly winds are expected through Sunday over most waters.

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