Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late overnight and to northwest 30 to 40 late Tuesday morning.

Showers overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 late overnight and to 4 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind north 15 to 25 knots backing to west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 February 2019

'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 18 February 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 18 February 2019 A trough of low pressure will intensify over the North Coast tonight
and stretch across the mainland coast by Tuesday morning. In the
Wake of the trough, northwesterly gales will develop over Bowie
tonight then spread to northern and central waters Tuesday morning
and the west coast of Vancouver Island in the afternoon.

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