Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 early Saturday afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

A few showers changing to rain near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 February 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 metres building to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

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)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 12 February 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 12 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, north and Central Coast,
and west coast of Vancouver Island Saturday morning. Gale force
southeasterly winds will spread to northern sections of the Strait of
Georgia late Saturday afternoon. The frontal system will move onto
the mainland coast by Saturday evening. Westerly gales behind the
frontal system will ease Saturday evening.

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