Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 metre building to 2 early this morning and to 3 early this afternoon. Seas building to 4 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind south 5 to 10 knots increasing to north 10 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 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 4:00 AM PDT 28 August 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located 30 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PDT 28 August 2016 A quasi-stationary low centre will remain over Bowie region today
through Monday. A cold front to the south of the low will move to
central BC waters later this morning. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate to strong
southwesterlies in its wake.

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