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Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon then becoming southeast 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming northwest 25 to 30 overnight. Wind northwest 25 to 30 Wednesday.

Showers beginning late this morning and ending after midnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon and to 3 to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 10 knots increasing to southwest 15.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 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 20 August 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northern BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening trough located over central
BC interior.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the offshore waters.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM PDT 20 August 2019 A trough of low pressure over Haida Gwaii will swing towards the
Northern BC Interior tonight. Gale to storm force southerlies ahead
of the trough will persist today for most of the offshore, northern
and central waters.

Another trough of low pressure currently offshore will approach
Northern Vancouver Island tonight. Ahead of the trough strong to
Gale force southeasterlies will develop over Southern Explorer, and
along West Vancouver Island tonight.

A ridge of high pressure will build in the wake of the troughs
spreading strong to gale force northerlies over Bowie and
The northern waters tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
will develop over Explorer, and along West Vancouver Island on

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