Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming light early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 10 to 20 near noon Sunday.

Rain ending near midnight. Rain Sunday morning and afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 35 to 45 knots diminishing to north 20 to 30.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front crossing Hecate Strait will progress eastward today to
lie over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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