Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 August 2017
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25 early Thursday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 early Thursday evening.
A few showers changing to rain late Thursday morning then to a few showers Thursday evening. Fog patches forming after midnight and dissipating Thursday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate StraitIssued 9:30 PM PDT 16 August 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PDT 16 August 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Vancouver Island.
At 2:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:26 PM PDT 16 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain over Northern Vancouver Island.
On Thursday, a frontal system will reach Bowie in the morning and
will move through the North Coast during the day, reaching the
Central Coast in the evening.
Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast tonight and Thursday. Strong to gale force westerlies through
Juan de Fuca Strait will continue tonight.
Over the North Coast, gale force southeast winds will develop ahead
of the next frontal system on Thursday and will shift to strong
West or southwesterly in its wake.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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