Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 early this morning then backing to northwest 25 to 35 near noon. Wind becoming northwest 25 this evening. Wind northwest 25 Saturday.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 September 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 1008 mb located over
northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1006 mb located over
southwestern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday low 1005 mb located over southeastern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:35 AM PDT 21 September 2018 An approaching low pressure centre will track across Southern
Explorer tonight and weaken over Vancouver Island Saturday morning.
Ahead of the low, northeast gales over Western Queen Charlotte Sound
will spread to Northern Explorer early this morning and shift to
strong to gale force northwesterly in its wake.

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