Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming east 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday morning.

Rain ending early this evening. Chance of showers beginning Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 2 late this evening then building to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2016

'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 PST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1004 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today low 1004 mb located over northwestern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 975 mb located west of the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 8 February 2016 A low will brush the northwest corner of Bowie region this morning.
A second low will move northward while remaining west of offshore
waters on Tuesday.
Gale force south or southeast winds over northern and central
Waters will ease today as the first low moves off to the north.
Southeast gales will return on Tuesday ahead of the second low.

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