Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 November 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 this morning and to variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 Friday morning.

Showers ending Friday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 November 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this afternoon and to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 November 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 November 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 15 November 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1008 mb located over central
Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PST 15 November 2018 A 1008 MB low will move eastward across Central Hecate Strait early
morning. Southerly gales are occurring to the south of the low over
northern and central waters. Winds will ease this morning as the low
moves inland.

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