Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 late this evening and to southerly 15 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon then becoming southwest 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain changing to chance of showers Saturday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon then becoming west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015

'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 4:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over Hecate Strait.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will dissipate as it moves toward
the mainland coast Saturday morning. Strong to gale force southerly
winds across northern and central waters and near the headlands of
West Coast Vancouver Island North will persist tonight.

On Saturday, a trough will swing through offshore waters towards the
mainland coast. While only moderate winds may precede the trough,
strong northwest winds will follow behind it.

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