Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northeast 20 knots backing to northerly 10 to 20 this afternoon then veering to easterly 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain ending this afternoon. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeasterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to south 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1016 mb located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1020 mb located over Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 30 January 2015 A low pressure centre over Haida Gwaii will weaken over Hecate Strait
today. Gale force southwesterlies over Queen Charlotte Sound will
ease this morning.

An approaching warm front from a low over the Pacific Ocean will
track across Bowie on Saturday. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies will develop over the offshore waters Saturday
morning and spread to northern waters in the afternoon.

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