Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light except north 10 to 15 knots over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to south 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon. Rain at times heavy beginning overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

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

Hecate Strait - southern half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM 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 4:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front near Cape Scott this morning will move southeastward
today to be through the Lower Mainland by this evening. In its wake
A ridge of high pressure will build towards Haida Gwaii this
afternoon and will move through the South Coast Saturday afternoon.
The next frontal system will reach the offshore waters tonight and
the North Coast on Saturday.

Strong southeast winds over central waters will shift to strong
northwest later today over most of the southern waters as the cold
front passes. Winds will ease near the ridge then rise to gale to
storm force southeast over most northern and central waters, in
advance of the next frontal system tonight and Saturday morning.

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