Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 April 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 this evening and to southeast 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Thursday morning then diminishing to west 10 to 15 early Thursday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 15 Thursday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 April 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late overnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 01 April 2015

'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 4:00 PM PDT 1 April 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 1 April 2015 A cold front west of Bowie will move eastwards towards the north and
central coasts tonight. Gale force southerlies will spread across the
northern waters tonight and to the central waters early Thursday
morning.

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