Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then backing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind south 15 to 25 Saturday.

Showers ending Saturday morning. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday morning then subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system moving across the central waters will stall over
Central Vancouver Island this afternoon. Ahead of the front,
southeasterly gale force winds will spread to some southern waters
this morning. Behind the front, southerly gales over central waters
will ease this morning.

Meanwhile a low will track north of Bowie today. As it approaches
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern offshore waters
this morning, and spread to northern waters tonight.

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