Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 near noon then increasing to southwest 30 to 35 late this evening. Wind southwest 30 to 35 Friday.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon then building to 4 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 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 PST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located off Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located over the
southern Mainland Coast.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening frontal system located over
central Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying frontal system located over
western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday frontal system located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 23 November 2017 An approaching frontal system will move across the northern offshore
waters tonight and then weaken as it approaches Northern Vancouver
Island Friday morning. Ahead of the front, southerly gales will
develop over Bowie this afternoon. The gales will then spread to
northern and central waters tonight and to some southern waters on
Friday.

Another frontal system will develop west of Bowie Friday morning.
Ahead of this front southwest gales will develop over Bowie as the
low moves north.

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