Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this morning and to southeast 40 to 50 near noon except west 25 near Haida Gwaii. Wind diminishing to west 25 this afternoon and to southwest 15 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southerly 20 Wednesday evening.
Rain beginning early this morning changing to scattered showers this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 27 February 2024
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 27 February 2024 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Cape Scott extending
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday departing cold front located over
Tofino extending southwestward.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:37 AM PST 27 February 2024 A warm front over Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii today and then
southeastwards across Vancouver Island this evening. Ahead of the
front, gale force southeast winds over Bowie will spread to northern
and central coastal waters this morning as gale to storm force
southeasterlies. In its wake, winds will gradually shift to strong to
gale force westerly today.
The associated cold front will track eastwards across Explorer
tonight and then Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Ahead of the front,
southwest gales will develop over Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island - south tonight and then shift to strong westerlies
in its wake on Wednesday.
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