Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2018

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 early Sunday morning then increasing to westerly 25 to 35 near noon Sunday.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 January 2018

'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 20 January 2018 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
the Central Coast then to Tofino.
By 6:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line north-south
over the central Strait of Georgia.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located east
of Vancouver.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 PM PST 20 January 2018 A frontal system across the central and South Coast will intensify
overthe South Coast tonight then move out of BC waters late Sunday
morning as it continues tracking southward.

Winds across northern and central waters are calming as the frontal
system slumps southward. A large low west of Bowie will keep
Strong winds on and off across the region. Meanwhile the frontal
system is set to impact the South Coast and inner straits tonight
And early Sunday morning with very strong gales predicted.

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