Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 31 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Sunday afternoon except southwest 35 over southern sections Sunday afternoon.

Rain changing to a few showers early Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 31 January 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 9:30 PM PST 31 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At noon PST Sunday trough located on a line east-west over Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 31 January 2015 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie will move across the
Offshore waters and reach the coast by early Sunday morning. Ahead of
the system, strong to gale force southeasterlies over the central and
northern waters will continue tonight. Winds will shift to strong to
gale southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

In addition, gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue
near Portland Inlet and Douglas Channel through Sunday.

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