Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 November 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northerly 10 to 20 knots early Wednesday morning and to northwesterly 25 to 35 late Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon then backing to southerly 10 to 20 early Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind south 25 to 30 knots increasing to southeasterly 30 to 40 in the morning.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 20 November 2018

'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 PST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over southwestern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low located over southern Hecate
Strait.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located near Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday cold front from low located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 PM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from the Central Coast to Southern Explorer will
combine with a low approaching from the south tonight. This combined
system will intensify the gale force southeast winds along the front
and reach peak winds of storm force southeasterlies by Wednesday
morning over waters near Northern Vancouver Island. The system will
move eastwards Wednesday with southeast winds shifting to strong
To gale force northerwesterlies for areas immediately in its wake.
The inner South Coast will see winds rise to gale force
southeasterlies Wednesday morning. As the system departs into the
BC Interior, a ridge will build Wednesday afternoon causing winds to
quickly ease below gales for all marine regions.

The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters Wednesday
night.

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