Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots except southwest 30 to 35 over southern sections overnight. Wind becoming westerly 20 near noon Sunday.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this evening overnight and Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:59 PM PDT 21 October 2017

'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 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Cape Scott.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 21 October 2017 A frontal system in a north to south line over Cape Scott this
afternoon will move inland this evening, bringing gale to storm
Force southeasterlies to the central and southern waters. Winds will
shift to strong southerly in its wake, with a large area of gale
force southwesterlies developing off the outer coast and over the
offshore waters tonight, thanks to a deep low pressure centre
Passing to the north of Bowie. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
southerly Sunday afternoon as the low weakens over the Alaska
Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure builds over the South Coast.

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