Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 28 November 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 November 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 metres building to 3 late this evening and to 4 late overnight. Seas building to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 November 2015
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 28 November 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 28 November 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Bowie.

At noon PST Sunday approaching low 998 mb located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 28 November 2015 A north to south aligned front lying over Bowie will remain
quasi-stationary through Sunday. Southerly gales will continue over
northern waters and will spread to central waters on Sunday.
An approaching low centre on Sunday will intensify the gales over
southern waters and set up the change to more active weather for the
coming week.

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