Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 15 early this afternoon then increasing to south 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Sunday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Sunday. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.
Rain ending late this evening. Rain beginning early Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 1:20 PM PDT 29 August 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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located off Tofino.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over northern
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 11:04 AM PDT 29 August 2015 An intense 990 MB low just west of Vancouver Island will move
Across Northern Vancouver Island, then into the interior and
dissipate this afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies are occurring
over South Coast waters this morning. This intense system is also
bringing a line of thunderstorms west of the island, which will
continue across the South Coast this afternoon. Behind the
Low, gale force south to southwest winds will continue this
Afternoon and into early this evening.
Over northern waters, a second but weaker frontal system, is crossing
Hecate Strait. A low pressure centre dropping from the north will
bring another round of gales to the north and Central Coast on
Sunday, then spread to the South Coast on Sunday evening.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
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- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
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