Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 10 December 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northeasterly 25 to 35 late overnight.

Chance of showers late this evening.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2016
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 5 to 15 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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 December 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 December 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight intensifying ridge located over BC

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 1004 mb located 60 miles
south of Port Hardy.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday dissipating low 1012 mb located off Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 10 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will build strongly over the northern and
Central Interior tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, a weakening area of
low pressure will remain off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The building Arctic high over the interior will cause intensifying
Arctic outflows over the northern and central portions of the coast.
Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will strengthen
to storm force overnight or Sunday morning over the north and Central
Coast. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce moderate
freezing spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.

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