Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 December 2014

Tonight and Sunday

Wind south 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 early Sunday afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 December 2014

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late this evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to south 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over southern Vancouver
Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over the offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PST Sunday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 20 December 2014 An onshore flow will push a couple of disturbances across the coast
through Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure just west of
Vancouver Island will move through the inner South Coast this
evening. Another trough of low pressure will reach the offshore
waters on Sunday afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late Sunday
evening.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over the inner South Coast ahead
of the first trough will weaken this evening with strong to gale
force southwesterly winds increasing over outer southern waters
tonight.
In the north moderate to strong southwest winds will rise to strong
to gale force southwest on Sunday afternoon ahead of second trough of
low pressure.

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