Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 August 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon then diminishing to southwest 20 early this evening. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind southwest 10 to 20 Friday.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 this morning then subsiding to 1 this evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 knots backing to southerly 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Monday Wind southerly 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
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 August 2017

'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 PDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 17 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure extending north to south through Northern
Vancouver Island will weaken today as a frontal system to the north
moves southwards. The frontal system extending northeast to
Southwest through the Bowie region this morning will move southwards
to lie through the North Coast this afternoon, reaching the Central
Coast this evening.

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast today except for moderate to strong westerlies will continue
through Juan de Fuca Strait.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force southeast winds will
develop ahead of the frontal system and then shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.

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