Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 15 this evening then increasing to southerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning except south 30 to 35 over northwestern sections Sunday late in the day.

Showers beginning Sunday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 this morning and to 2 after midnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2018
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 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 PDT 20 October 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located over BC interior.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching cold front located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 20 October 2018 A ridge of high pressure will lie in a northeast to southwest line
over Queen Charlotte Sound today. The ridge will start to shift
eastward over Vancouver Island Sunday evening as the next frontal
system reaches Bowie.

Strong to gale force southerlies are forecast over the northern
offshore waters today and Sunday in advance of the approaching
Front. Elsewhere winds will be mostly light to moderate with local
strong northerlies forecast near Northern Vancouver Island.

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