Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 early Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 January 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 4:00 PM PST 24 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 24 January 2017 A frontal system will cross the northern waters tonight.
Gale force southeasterly winds will continue over parts of the
northern and central waters through Wednesday morning. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong southwest in its wake.

Another frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters
late Wednesday. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will
Develop over most northern and central waters Wednesday afternoon.

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