Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 May 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except light near the mainland coast. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 30 early this afternoon and to southeast 30 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 30 Wednesday morning and to southwest 15 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Rain ending early Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 May 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 May 2016
Thursday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind south 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 May 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 PDT 31 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western
Hecate Strait.
By 3:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 31 May 2016 A frontal system moving through the northern waters today is giving
marginal gale force southeast winds to the northern offshore waters.
This system will weaken late this afternoon.

The next frontal system will move into the offshore waters tomorrow
afternoon and eventually spread marginal gale force winds to the
central waters by late evening.

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