Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 this morning then diminishing to north 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to north 20 to 30 overnight and to north 35 Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Friday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 late this morning and to 2 to 3 early this evening. Seas building to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 2018
Saturday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 September 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 September 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 11:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 1008 mb located over northern
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1005 mb located over
southwestern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying cold front from low located
over northern Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today cold front from low located over Queen
Charlotte Sound to Tofino.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching low 1007 mb located over

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PDT 20 September 2018 A low pressure system will move through Northern Explorer late this
morning and into Southwestern Queen Charlotte Sound by late evening
where it will remain stationary until Friday afternoon.

The cold front extending southeastward from this system will lead to
gale force southeasterly winds for Queen Charlotte Sound and the
West coast of Vancouver Island by this afternoon. Southeast
Gales will also develop through the Queen Charlotte Strait and
Johnstone Strait by this evening.

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