Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots today. Wind northwest 25 to 35 tonight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 2017
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 May 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 AM PDT 24 May 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located 360 miles west of Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 24 May 2017 A strong ridge of high pressure well offshore this morning will move
slowly eastward today and will stall over Northwestern Bowie tonight.

Strong to gale to force northwesterly winds over the BC coastal
waters will ease to light to moderate over most inner South Coast
waters today but will remain strong to gale force through tonight
And Thursday off the west coast of Vancouver Island and over most
central and northern waters.

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