Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 early Thursday morning.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres building to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 January 2015
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind easterly 35 to 45 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 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 4:00 PM PST 28 January 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 28 January 2015 Strong to gale force southeasterly winds are expected over the
northern coastal waters in advance of a slow moving cold front
Just west of Haida Gwaii. This front is forecast to rapidly
Weaken over Hecate Strait Thursday morning with winds
Dropping below gale force.

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