Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots backing to easterly 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending early Saturday morning. Rain beginning early Saturday afternoon.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 in the morning then diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 30 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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing 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.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system is stalling across Central Vancouver Island this
afternoon. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale force
winds are occurring. In the wake of the front, strong southwest winds
can be expected.

Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over that region tonight.

Another low tracking northward will move over Northwestern Explorer
late Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday
night.

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