Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 30 to 40 near noon Friday then veering to southwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon. Wind becoming south 25 Friday evening.

Rain beginning early this evening changing to showers Friday afternoon and evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 this evening and to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 March 2019 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 21 March 2019 A cold front west of Bowie will track slowly eastward tonight. Ahead
of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies over the northern
and central waters will prevail tonight.

An intensifying trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by Friday evening. Ahead
Of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop across Explorer
overnight and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday
morning. As the trough moves northward, southeasterly winds will
Rise quickly to gale force over central waters and northern waters
late Friday. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
Southwesterlies in the wake of the trough.

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