Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 May 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening and to southeast 10 to 15 Monday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Chance of showers Monday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 May 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 May 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Thursday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 May 2016

'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 9:30 PM PDT 30 April 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday trough located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over eastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 1 May 2016 Southeast gales will persist today over Northern Hecate Strait and
the eastern portions of Dixon Entrance in the wake of a front and
ease this evening.

An approaching trough of low pressure will track northwards across
Bowie tonight. Ahead of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop
off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this evening and diminish early
Monday morning.

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