Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 November 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 5 to 15 knots becoming light late this evening then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Monday morning and to southeast 30 to 35 Monday evening.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and this evening. A few showers beginning Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 November 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 November 2017
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 November 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 PST 19 November 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over the southern Lower Mainland.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building frontal system located west
of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PST 19 November 2017 A frontal system on a northeast to southwest line through Southern
Vancouver Island will move southwards to lie through the Lower
Mainland by early this evening. A second front will move across
Haida Gwaii on Monday evening.

Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the first front
And then ease to moderate westerly behind the system early evening.
Winds will rise to gale force southerly over Bowie by Monday
Morning ahead of the second front.

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