Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early this morning then backing to south 10 to 20 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening and to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon Sunday and to variable 5 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016

'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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 6 February 2016 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this afternoon.
The system will move eastward to Bowie by Sunday morning and will
reach the North Coast by Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale
to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over northern and
central waters later today through Sunday.

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