Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 August 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening and to variable 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain ending early Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 August 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 August 2017
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 August 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 PDT 23 August 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 1007 mb located over northern
Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating low 1011 mb located over
northern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 23 August 2017 A weakening low will reside over Northern Bowie tonight. Strong to
gale force southerlies over Hecate Strait will ease to light winds
later tonight as the low weakens.

Marginal gale force winds can also continue through Juan de Fuca
strait tonight.

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