Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late overnight and to south 45 to 60 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms today.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 near midnight then building to 7 to 10 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to west 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly 15.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 16 December 2018 A weakening frontal system lies across Central Vancouver Island
giving marginal southeasterly gales to the Strait of Georgia this
morning. The system will continue to weaken and move inland this

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward today. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

The next intense frontal system will approach Explorer on Monday
morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will once again develop
across southern, central, and northern waters during the day on
Monday. Hurricane force winds are forecast Monday afternoon for the
headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

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