Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 after midnight then increasing to south 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late Saturday morning then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this morning and to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 2:35 PM PST 19 January 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 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening low 992 mb located 100 miles
south of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low 998 mb located over
eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM PST 19 January 2018 A 992 millibar low 100 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound today while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast and dissipate near
McInnes Island overnight. A frontal system will approach the
Offshore waters overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver
Island Saturday afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday.
Winds will ease to strong southerlies behind the system.

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