Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Chance of showers beginning early Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 May 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 May 2017

'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 23 May 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over southern
Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PDT 23 May 2017 A frontal system in a northeast to southwest line over Southern
Vancouver Island this afternoon will continue to move across the BC
South Coast late this afternoon and this evening, pushed by a strong
upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will build in the wake
of the front and generate gale to locally storm force northwesterly
winds over the BC waters late this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday.

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