Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 30 to 40 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late overnight then backing to south 20 to 25 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 994 mb located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located near the Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii this morning will track
northward to the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon. Ahead of the low
gale force southerly winds will continue through the day over most
northern waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in the wake of low.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
morning. Behind the trough, strong to gale force westerly or
northwesterly winds will develop over the northern offshore waters.

Meanwhile, strong to gale force westerly winds will prevail through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight and Tuesday.

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