Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 this afternoon except south 35 near the coast. Wind diminishing to west 15 this evening. Wind westerly 10 to 20 Sunday.
Rain ending near midnight. A few showers beginning Sunday morning.
Hecate Strait - northern half
Hecate Strait - southern half
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate StraitIssued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.
At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:23 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front crossing Hecate Strait will progress eastward today to
lie over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.
A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.
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- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
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