Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 20 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 early Wednesday morning and to light late Wednesday morning.

Rain ending late this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early Wednesday morning and to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2019
Thursday Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 20 knots in the morning.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2019

'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 22 January 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.
By 9:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

By midnight PST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 22 January 2019 A frontal system moving through the southern waters is generating
gale force east to southeasterly winds over Queen Charlotte Sound
And Queen Charlotte Strait, and westerly gales over southern
Explorer late this afternoon. Winds will become strong to gale force
northwesterly in the wake of the system over Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island.

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