Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots backing to easterly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Thursday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 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 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located over the South
Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 PM PDT 22 March 2017 A trough of low pressure over Southern Vancouver Island will cross
the South Coast early this evening. In its wake, westerly gales will
develop over the strait of Juan de Fuca and diminish later this
evening.

The next cold front will track across Explorer Thursday morning and
lie north-south over Eastern Queen Charlotte Sound by the evening.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer Thursday morning and spread to central waters near noon.
Winds will increase to storm force southeasterlies in the afternoon
over West Vancouver Island North as the front approaches.

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