Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 10 December 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 35 to 45 knots veering to northwest 30 to 40 near noon Tuesday.

Rain changing to periods of rain late overnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres building to 6 early Tuesday morning and to 8 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots increasing to southwest 40 to 50 in the afternoon then diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots becoming south 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 30 knots becoming northwest 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 December 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 9:30 PM PST 10 December 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from the North
Coast to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday departing trough located near Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 10 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently lies along the North Coast to
south to Cape Scott to Explorer. The front will progress toward the
South Coast tonight then depart into the BC Interior by Tuesday

Storm force southerly winds over the northern and central waters
Will Progress to the South Coast tonight and continue Tuesday
morning. Winds will shift to widespread strong to gale force
westerlies after the passage of the front.

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