Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 late overnight then veering to southwest 15 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 late Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Saturday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early Saturday morning and to 1 to 2 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 July 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 PM PDT 21 July 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 21 July 2017 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will slowly move eastward and lie
in a north to south line through Cape Scott by early Saturday
morning. Southeast gales ahead of the front will shift to moderate
To strong southwest in the wake of the front.

The front will dissipate on Saturday while making its way to cross
the South Coast. A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen
Charlotte Sound Saturday night.

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