Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 February 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to north 15 to 25 early Sunday morning.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 February 2019
Monday Wind variable 10 knots increasing to northwest 20 in the afternoon then diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 February 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over northeastern BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 16 February 2019 A trough of low pressure over the Central Coast will remain nearly
stationary today. West of the trough, strong to gale force
Northerly winds over the offshore waters have spread to the west
coast of Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island this morning.

Outflow through the mainland inlets will increase to marginal
Gale force winds tonight.

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