Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 March 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Monday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 March 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 March 2017
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 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 10:30 AM PDT 26 March 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located over the eastern
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located over Haida
Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Monday frontal system located on a line north-south
over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 26 March 2017 A cold front will track across the offshore waters this morning and
weaken over Haida Gwaii this evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will ease to moderate to strong
south or southeast in its wake.

The next approaching frontal system will track across the offshore
waters Tuesday evening, ahead of the system, gale force southerlies
will develop over the offshore waters Tuesday afternoon and spread
To central and northern waters by the evening.

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