Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 12 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning and to southeast 40 to 50 early Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early Saturday evening.

A few showers changing to rain near noon Saturday and ending early Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 metres building to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 12 February 2016

'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 9:30 PM PST 12 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 1000 mb located over southern
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 12 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, Central Coast, southern
sections of the North Coast and west coast of Vancouver Island
Saturday morning. Gale force southeasterly winds will spread to
northern sections of the Strait of Georgia Saturday afternoon.
The frontal system will move onto the mainland coast by Saturday
evening. Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front
will ease Saturday evening.

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