Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind becoming southeast 15 after midnight then diminishing to light Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain beginning early this morning and ending Thursday morning.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 2017
Friday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
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 04:00 AM 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 AM PDT 23 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 1001 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating low 1008 mb located over
northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 23 August 2017 A low over Northern Bowie is resulting in strong to gale force
southerlies for the northern offshore waters. These winds will
advance toward the North Coast through today.

Marginal gale force winds can also be expected through Juan de Fuca
strait late early this evening.

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