Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Wednesday morning except southeast 30 near the mainland coast.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 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 4:00 AM PST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.

By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 24 January 2017 A frontal system approaching the northern offshore waters will move
across the northern waters tonight and Wednesday morning. Gale force
southeasterlies will develop ahead of the front. Winds will shift to
moderate to strong southwest in the wake the front.

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