Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 5 to 15 early this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Wednesday morning.

Rain beginning late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this morning then building to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 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 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 27 January 2015 Winds will become strong to gale force southeasterly over Bowie
This evening as a frontal system approaches from the west. The system
will slowly Progress towards the northern waters and eventually
spread southerly gales to the region Wednesday.

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