Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 October 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late this morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind veering to westerly 35 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to west 15 to 25 early Thursday morning.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this morning then building to 6 to 8 after midnight. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind southerly 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 knots backing to south 15.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 11:21 AM PDT 18 October 2017

'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 PDT 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 5:30 p.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system has moved across the central and northern waters
this morning. Winds are veering to southwest gales in its wake.

The cold front associated with this system is advancing across
Vancouver Island and gale force southeasterlies are developing over
the South Coast this morning. As the system moves inland this
afternoon, winds will become strong south or southwesterlies in its
wake.

Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.

Strong to gale force westerlies will develop tonight as the centre of
this low pressure system will make its way across Southern Bowie into
central waters.

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