Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southerly 5 to 15 knots early this morning and to southerly 15 to 25 near noon. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 this afternoon then veering to northwest 25 to 35 this evening. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 Friday evening.

Rain beginning near noon changing to showers near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms Friday morning and afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening except 3 to 4 over southern sections Friday morning and afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 21 February 2019 A frontal system will move across Bowie today. Ahead of the front,
strong to gale force southerly winds will develop over the northern
waters this morning. These winds will spread to the central and
southern waters as the front moves down the BC coast tonight and

Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the wake of
the system.

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