Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late this morning then increasing to southerly 30 to 40 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southwest 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Thursday morning. A few showers beginning Thursday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Vancouver Island then to Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the Central Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 22 November 2017 A frontal system extending from Hecate Strait to the northern
Tip of Vancouver Island will move east into the Central Coast before
dissipating this morning. A second front will move up from southwest
of Explorer to lie over Queen Charlotte Sound this afternoon. Gale
To marginal storm force winds will ease by this evening.

A ridge of high pressure anchored over BC Interior combined with
incoming frontal systems will continue to produce easterly gale force
winds through the mainland inlets. Those gale force outlow winds
Will ease through today as the gradient weakens.

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