Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 30 to 40 knots diminishing to east 20 to 30 early this evening and to north 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday evening.

A few showers ending early this evening.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.

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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 09 December 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 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.

A weakening frontal system over Haida Gwaii is giving gale
Force easterlies to northern and central waters today. A low pressure
centre associated with this system will move over Northern Explorer
by this afternoon with gale force southwesterly
Winds over Explorer.

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