Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 07 July 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late Wednesday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 07 July 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 metre building to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 07 July 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 07 July 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 PDT 7 July 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located off Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PDT 7 July 2015 A ridge of high pressure well offshore will continue to give marginal
gale force northwesterlies over west coast Haida Gwaii this evening.
These winds will spread to Southern Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte
Sound overnight and Wednesday morning as the ridge shifts westward.

Strong northwesterly winds have developed through Johnstone Strait.
Winds will rise to gale force later this evening and diminish

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