Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 28 August 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light near noon Saturday.

Rain changing to chance of showers Saturday late in the day.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 28 August 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon then becoming west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 28 August 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 9:30 PM PDT 28 August 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:33 PM PDT 28 August 2015 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will dissipate as it moves toward
the mainland coast Saturday morning. Strong to gale force southerly
winds across northern and central waters and near the headlands of
West Coast Vancouver Island North will persist tonight.

On Saturday, a trough will swing through offshore waters towards the
mainland coast. While only moderate winds may precede the trough,
strong northwest winds will follow behind it.

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