Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2021
Today Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late this morning and to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 overnight and to southeast 20 to 30 Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Monday afternoon.
Showers ending near midnight. Showers Monday afternoon changing to rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2021
'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 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.
At 10:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:51 AM PST 17 January 2021 A ridge of high pressure will build onto Explorer this morning and
To the Central Coast this evening. Strong to gale force
Southwesterly winds over the northern waters will ease to moderate to
strong today. Winds will become moderate to strong northwest over
The South Coast today.
A frontal system will approach Bowie tonight and the North Coast on
Monday. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the
system over the northern waters.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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