Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to south 25 to 35 early Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 60 Friday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms then to rain Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening then building to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southerly 25 to 35 in the morning and to southerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 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 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system is moving across Hecate Strait this
evening. Over the North Coast, storm force southeasterlies ahead of
the front will shift to strong southerlies in its wake. Over the
inner South Coast, strong to gale force southeasterlies will ease to
moderate to strong this evening.

On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to the North Coast Friday morning.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly behind the
trough.

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