Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 35 to 45 this evening then backing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers changing to rain near noon and ending Friday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 6 late this afternoon and to 5 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the morning.
Sunday Wind south 30 knots.
Monday Wind south 30 knots increasing to southeast 50.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:28 AM PST 13 December 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Victoria.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Port Hardy.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today dissipating low 980 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching low 982 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:24 AM PST 13 December 2018 A Pacific warm front near the southern tip of Vancouver Island will
move northward to lie across the northern tip of Vancouver Island
tonight and Friday morning. An intense 980 MB low over the Alaskan
Panhandle will dissipate today. Meanwhile, another intense Pacific
low will move into Southern Explorer late tonight then cross
Vancouver Island late Friday.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force westerly winds will ease
To strong to gale force westerly by this afternoon and then to
moderate to strong northwest late in the day. Winds will rise to
strong to gale force northerly by Friday morning. Over central
waters, strong to gale force westerly winds will ease to light to
moderate variable later this morning then rise to gale force
northerly tonight. Over southern waters, winds will rise to gale
force southeast this afternoon then to storm force southeast off
Vancouver Island overnight. Winds will shift to westerly gales late

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