Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 April 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots this evening and to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight and to southeast 35 to 45 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to south 45 to 55 late Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 early Saturday afternoon.

Rain beginning after midnight changing to chance of showers Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 April 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 early Saturday morning. Seas building to 5 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 April 2017
Sunday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 in the morning.
Monday Wind light.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 April 2017

'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 4:00 PM PDT 28 April 2017 Tonight and Saturday By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying low 1003 mb located west
of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 991 mb located over eastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 PM PDT 28 April 2017 A developing low will approach Bowie overnight then track across
Eastern Bowie Saturday morning to reach Haida Gwaii in the afternoon.
Winds will increase to gale to storm force southeast over the north
and central waters ahead of the low.

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