Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60 late this morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Friday morning then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning and to 6 to 8 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southerly 25 to 35 in the morning.
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 04:00 AM 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 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system over the offshore waters will track across
the North Coast today. Ahead of the front, storm force
southeasterlies over most waters will shift to strong southerlies in
its wake. Strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast waters
will rise to gale force this afternoon. Very high seas will build,
reaching up to 8 metres over central waters.

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 central and northern waters
Friday morning, before shifting to strong to gale force southwesterly
in its wake.

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