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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 November 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 Sunday morning and to northwest 5 to 15 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Rain ending Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 November 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 late this morning then subsiding to 4 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 November 2019
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 November 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Prince
Rupert to Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located near Prince Rupert.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 16 November 2019 A Pacific frontal system will cross the Hecate Strait this afternoon.
Gale to storm force southerly winds ahead of the front will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterlies will persist over most areas tonight
And Sunday as a second and third system move onto the coast. Winds
will ease on Sunday afternoon as a ridge of high pressure builds
behind the systems.

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