Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

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

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM 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 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 35 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM 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 4:00 PM PST 21 December 2014 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Hecate Strait.

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 3:22 PM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over the offshore waters late this afternoon
will move across Haida Gwaii this evening. Strong to local gale force
southwest winds ahead of the trough will veer to strong westerlies
behind 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 by afternoon. These winds will spread to most
central and northern waters Monday evening.

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