Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 November 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots 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 PM PST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 in the afternoon.
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 4:00 PM 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 4:00 PM PST 23 November 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over western Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located over the
southern Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low located north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 23 November 2017 An approaching front will move across the northern offshore waters
tonight and then weaken as it stalls over Central Vancouver Island
On Friday afternoon. In advance of the front, southerly gales over
Bowie will spread to northern and central waters tonight and to some
southern waters on Friday.

Meanwhile a low will track just north of Bowie on Friday. As it
approaches southwest gales to 45 knots will develop over the
Northern offshore waters Friday morning.

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