Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light this evening then increasing to southeast 10 to 15 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Tuesday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Rain beginning early Tuesday afternoon and ending Tuesday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 early Tuesday morning and to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2017
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of Vancouver

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 987 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PDT 24 April 2017 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters overnight
Tonight. Ahead of the front, gale to marginal storm force
southeasterly winds will develop over most BC waters on Tuesday. In
wake of the front, gale force westerly winds are expected over parts
of Bowie and Explorer late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.

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