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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 late this morning and to variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening and to southeast 25 to 35 overnight. Wind becoming northeast 20 to 30 Monday afternoon.

Showers ending this morning. Rain overnight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 late this afternoon and to 3 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2019
Tuesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.
Thursday Wind south 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 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 AM PST 17 November 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 a.m. PST today departing trough located near Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 17 November 2019 A Pacific front over Central Vancouver Island will cross the South
Coast mainland and depart the region this morning. Southerly gales
will ease this morning as the front departs the region. Westerly
gales will develop through the eastern sections of Juan de Fuca this
afternoon.

A trough of low pressure over Haida Gwaii will cross through the
northern and central coasts this morning. Gale force westerly winds
over northern and central waters will ease this afternoon.

A low pressure system will move into Explorer on Monday bringing east
to southeast gales.

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