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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 10 to 20 knots early this morning and to south 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 35 after midnight then becoming northwest 35 overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Thursday morning then backing to southwest 25 Thursday afternoon.

Showers overnight and Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2019
Friday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25.
Sunday Wind west 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 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 AM PST 20 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 AM PST 20 November 2019 A cold front well offshore will move across Bowie tonight then
Across the North and Central Coasts on Thursday. Southeast gales will
develop over Bowie this afternoon then over central and northern
waters later tonight. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
westerly in the wake of the front. Southerly gales are forecast to
develop again west of Haida Gwaii in advance of another Pacific front
late Thursday.

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