Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 45 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Sunday morning.

Chance of showers changing to rain this evening and ending Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 in the afternoon and to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 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 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located over the offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening cold front located over Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 25 March 2017 A front will reach the offshore waters by early Sunday morning and
Haida Gwaii by Sunday afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will
develop this evening over offshore waters ahead of the front and
spread to northern and central waters by Sunday morning. Gale
To storm force southeasterlies will develop early Sunday morning for
areas west of Vancouver Island.

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