Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2016

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 near midnight then to north 25 to 35 near noon Monday.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 5 metres building to 6 near midnight then subsiding to 5 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2016
Tuesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 40.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 04 December 2016

'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 PM PST 4 December 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday weakening low 1018 mb located southwest
of Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary high located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 4 December 2016 A low pressure centre over Northern Bowie is slowly moving southward.
Gale force westerly or northwesterly winds will continue over parts
of central and northern waters tonight.The gale force winds will
spread to southern offshore waters on Monday.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the British Columbia
Interior on Monday. This system in combination with a low pressure
system over the British Columbia waters will produce gale force
outflow winds through the mainland inlets.

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