Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 early this morning and to southerly 15 to 20 late this morning. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then becoming northwest 5 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending near noon. Chance of showers beginning near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 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 AM PDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By noon PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located over southern Explorer.
By 12:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday departing low located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 28 March 2017 A frontal system lying over Northern Vancouver Island will slowly
track south today and stall over Central Vancouver Island. Southeast
gales will develop over Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait and
Northern Strait of Georgia early this morning. Winds will drop below
gale force but remain strong this evening.

A low will approach the southern waters early on Wednesday. The low
is forecast to cross Vancouver Island Wednesday afternoon. Marginal
southeast gales will develop along the western coast of Vancouver
Island early on Wednesday. Southeast gales will redevelop over
Northern Strait of Georgia as well early on Wednesday.

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