Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 early this evening then backing to south 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Sunday morning then veering to southwest 30 to 40 early Sunday afternoon.

Rain ending early this evening. Rain Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight then building to 3 to 4 late Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 13 February 2016

'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 PST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 13 February 2016 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the mainland coast
this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the
front will diminish early this evening after the front passes.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
tonight.

A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie Sunday morning will
bring another bout of gales over northern and central waters.

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