Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to south 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon Friday.

Periods of rain beginning early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 Friday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 early this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 February 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 10:30 AM PST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 978 mb located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PST 11 February 2016 Widespread southeasterly gales have developed across the outer waters
this morning as a deepening low and associated frontal system
approach from the southwest. Gale to storm force southeast winds
Will spread to the North and Central Coasts and west coast of
Vancouver Island by this afternoon. Winds will ease and shift to
southwesterly by Friday morning as the frontal system moves inland.

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