Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 February 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots after midnight and to south 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind becoming westerly 25 late Tuesday morning.

Showers beginning late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 February 2017
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 February 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 9:30 PM PST 27 February 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located west of
the offshore waters.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located from the Gulf of
Alaska to Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough from low located from the Gulf of
Alaska to BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 27 February 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain west of the offshore waters.
A trough of low pressure will develop from the Gulf of Alaska to
Haida Gwaii tonight. The trough will move into the BC Interior
Tuesday afternoon.

Ahead of the trough, strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
develop early Tuesday morning. In the wake of the trough, winds will
become strong to gale force westerly or northwesterly over the
northern and central waters and the west coast of Vancouver Island
later Tuesday.

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