Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon then building to 3 near midnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 March 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 AM PDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located over the offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening cold front located over Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 25 March 2017 A low pressure centre northwest of Prince Rupert will to slowly move
northward and weaken this morning. Gale force westerlies will
Persist early morning over Dixon before easing later this morning.

A new front will approach the coast tonight. The front will reach
outer waters by early Sunday morning and Haida Gwaii by Sunday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will develop this evening over
outer waters. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop early
Sunday morning for areas including both central and northern
Waters as well as West Vancouver Island.

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