Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 25 January 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 25 near noon Monday then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Monday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 25 Monday evening.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain near midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 January 2015 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday warm front located over Hecate Strait
extending southwestward.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located southwest of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Monday low 1002 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 25 January 2015 A warm front over Queen Charlotte Sound will move over Cape Scott
overnight. Strong to gale force southerlies over West Vancouver
Island north will gradually ease over the next several hours.

The associated low centre is approaching Explorer and will move
Over Northern Explorer by early afternoon on Monday. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong
northwesterlies in its wake.

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