Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20 early this afternoon then veering to easterly 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon and to southeast 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending this afternoon. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 January 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeasterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 January 2015

'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 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing low located over the northern
Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 30 January 2015 An approaching frontal system over the Pacific Ocean will track
across Bowie on Saturday. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies will develop over the offshore waters Saturday
morning and spread to northern waters in the afternoon.

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