Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 March 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight and to south 30 to 40 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 near noon Saturday then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Rain at times heavy beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre or less building to 4 late Saturday morning and to 5 early Saturday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 4 late Saturday morning and to 5 early Saturday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming north 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2015

'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 9:30 PM PDT 27 March 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:13 PM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front over the South Coast will exit the region tonight.
In its wake a ridge of high pressure will move across the outer
waters tonight and the South Coast Saturday afternoon. The next
frontal system will cross the offshore waters tonight and northern
waters on Saturday.

Ahead of the next frontal system, gale force southerlies will develop
over the offshore waters tonight and rise to gale to storm force on
Saturday as the winds spread to most northern and central waters.

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