Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 near midnight and to north 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 2 late Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 7:39 PM PST 18 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 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 980 mb located 100 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 989 mb located 80 miles
south of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 18 January 2018 A strong low pressure system 100 miles southwest of Cape St James
will continue its westward track to lie south of Cape St James by
early Friday morning while weakening a further 10 millibar, then
It will remain nearly stationary in Queen Charlotte Sound while only
weakening slightly through this weekend.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
To strong to gale force tonight. Northwesterly gales have begun to
spread to Bowie and Explorer areas, and will spread across more
marine areas Friday.

Seas of 7 to 9 metres over the central waters and west of Vancouver
Island will continue to subside through the night, but remain
significant on Friday. Check the marine forecast for specifics.

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