Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 near noon then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Friday afternoon then veering to northwest 10 to 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2015
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeasterly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 January 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 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1009 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 1013 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday dissipating low 1020 mb located over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:06 AM PST 29 January 2015 Strong to gale force southeasterlies over Hecate Strait and Dixon
Entrance East will gradually ease this morning as a cold front
weakens over Hecate Strait.

An approaching low pressure centre west of Explorer this morning will
track across Bowie tonight and then reach Hecate Strait Friday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southerlies over central and northern
waters will develop tonight to the south of the low. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies will develop tonight to the north of the low.
Winds will ease Friday evening.

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