Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 late this afternoon then becoming southwest 20 this evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 28 March 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 28 March 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM PDT 28 March 2015 An approaching frontal system is currently over the central
Coast. Gale force storm force southerlies will persist over the
northern, central, and offshore waters tonight. In the wake of the
system, strong to gale force southwesterlies will develop and ease to
moderate to strong on Sunday.

An area of low pressure will approach the offshore waters late Sunday
afternoon. Ahead of the low, portions of Bowie and the central waters
can expect southerly gales late Sunday afternoon and evening.

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