Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 31 May 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight and to southerly 10 to 15 early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Wednesday evening.

Rain ending early Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 May 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 May 2016
Thursday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Saturday Wind south 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:09 PM PDT 31 May 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 9:30 PM PDT 31 May 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located over western
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:32 PM PDT 31 May 2016 Strong to gale force southeast winds over Northern Hecate Strait and
Dixon Entrance East will ease overnight as a front over Haida Gwaii
weakens.

The next frontal system will move into the offshore waters Wednesday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southeast winds will spread across
central waters in the evening as the front approaches.

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