Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning then becoming southeast 15 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight then becoming north 10 to 15 Sunday morning.

Showers beginning early this morning and ending late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this morning and to 1 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 2019
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots backing to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over western Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening cold front located over western
Bowie.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday approaching low located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PDT 23 March 2019 A cold front will approach from offshore on Saturday spreading
Strong to gale force southeasterlies to the western offshore waters.

The winds will diminish slightly Monday morning as a low approaches
Explorer and disrupts the cold front.

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