Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 Friday morning.

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


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 this afternoon and to 5 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 March 2019
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM 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 AM PDT 21 March 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located off Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 21 March 2019 An approaching cold front will track will weaken over Bowie tonight.
Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore waters this morning and spread to the west coast of
Haida Gwaii early this evening. Winds will ease to strong southerly

An approaching trough of low pressure will track across Explorer on
Friday and lie over Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon. Ahead of
the trough, southerly gales will develop across Explorer overnight
and spread to the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday morning.

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