Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 March 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 late overnight then veering to southeast 35 to 45 Monday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 25 Monday afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 March 2015
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 March 2015 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located over Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday low located over the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 29 March 2015 An approaching low will track northward across the offshore waters
tonight and reach Haida Gwaii on Monday morning before reaching the
Alaska Panhandle in the afternoon.

Ahead of the low, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer and the central waters this evening and spread to northern
waters overnight. Gale to storm force southeast winds are expected
near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North early Monday
morning.

In the wake of the low, winds will shift to strong to gale force
westerlies.

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