Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 25 near noon then diminishing to south 15 to 20 this evening. Wind veering to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight then to northwest 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain near noon then to a few showers early Tuesday morning and ending Tuesday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Central
Coast extending southwestward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Prince Rupert
extending southwestward.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Prince
Rupert extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from
The Alaska Panhandle to Southern Bowie will remain in place through
today. Strong southerly winds over the northern waters will persist

The front will eventually move across BC coast on Tuesday, pushed by
a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild
in the wake of the front and generate gale to locally storm force
northwesterly winds over the BC waters on Tuesday.

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