Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 15 late overnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Saturday.

Periods of rain beginning Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 metres building to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 April 2016

'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 AM PDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 29 April 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over Haida Gwaii today will produce
strong to gale force west to northwest winds over southern waters.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters.

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