Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 this evening then veering to southeast 25 to 35 Friday morning.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas building to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind east 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to northeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 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 PST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
today through Friday. Storm force outflow winds are expected through
mainland inlets today. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow
winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland
inlets.

A strong frontal system west of the offshore waters will approach
Explorer this morning. Gale to storm force easterlies and
southeasterlies ahead of the system will spread to south and central
waters. Storm force southwesterlies are expected over the offshore
water by Friday morning.

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