Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 April 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon and to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Sunday.

Periods of rain beginning after midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 April 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon and to 3 to 5 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon and to 4 to 6 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 April 2015
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 April 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 25 April 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the South Coast.

At 6:00 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying cold front located over the
western offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PDT 25 April 2015 A low will pass west of offshore waters tonight and will deepen
To 977 MB as it moves into the Northern Gulf of Alaska. A leading
cold front will reach Haida Gwaii Sunday morning.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterly winds will
develop tonight over BC coastal waters and will shift to strong
southwesterlies behind the front on Sunday.

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