Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday afternoon.

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 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 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 AM PDT 28 August 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
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 3:52 AM PDT 28 August 2015 A frontal system will sweep southeastward into northern waters this
morning and into central waters this afternoon. The front will
dissipate along the northern and central coasts Saturday morning as
the front moves inland. Expect strong to gale force southerly winds
across northern and central waters and near the headlands of West
Coast Vancouver Island North ahead of the frontal system.

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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