Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 August 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late this morning then increasing to southeast 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning.

Periods of rain beginning overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 August 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 late this morning then building to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 this morning then building to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 August 2016
Monday Wind southeast 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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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 04:00 AM PDT 27 August 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 4:00 AM PDT 27 August 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located west of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 27 August 2016 A ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters will gradually
weaken today. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over most
waters will ease.

Later today, a low pressure system will slowly move into Bowie and
remain there through Sunday. An associated front will move onto
The central BC coast Sunday morning. Ahead of the front, strong to
gale force southeasterlies will develop and then shift to moderate to
strong southwesterlies in its wake.

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