Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 near noon then becoming west 20 late this evening. Wind backing to southwest 5 to 15 early Monday morning then to south 20 near noon Monday. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

'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 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014 Today Tonight and Monday At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on this
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late this evening. Moderate to
strong southwest winds will rise to strong to gale force southwest
this afternoon ahead of the trough.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters.

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