Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45 this evening then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late Wednesday morning and to southwesterly 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early Wednesday morning and to 1 to 2 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 972 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 966 mb located west of Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located southwest of Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday trough located over northern Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure over the southern part of Bowie this
afternoon will track northward off the west coast of Haida Gwaii this
evening to lie west of Langara Island overnight.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue tonight over
most waters. Winds will ease on Wednesday over the central and
northern waters as the low moves north of Haida Gwaii.

A trough of low pressure approaching Vancouver Island on Wednesday
morning will maintain gale to storm force southeasterly winds over
the southern waters. Winds over the southern waters will ease late
Wednesday afternoon.

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