Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind north 20 to 30 knots becoming north 20 Wednesday morning then diminishing to north 15 Wednesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2015
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2015 Tonight and Wednesday By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Vancouver
Island to the North Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
northern BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM PST 24 November 2015 A strong Arctic outflow pattern will continue tonight as a ridge
remains over the BC Interior and a trough of low pressure remains
anchored along the coast.

Strong to gale force northerly outflows through central coastal
inlets and Howe Sound will continue tonight before easing over most
areas Wednesday morning.

Strong to gale force northerlies across Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca
east entrance will ease to moderate winds tonight.

Gale force northerly winds will continue tonight from Southern Hecate
Strait southwards off Northwestern Vancouver island and into
Explorer. These winds will ease to widespread strong northerlies

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