Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60 late Thursday morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

A few showers changing to rain late overnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas building to 6 to 8 near noon Thursday then subsiding to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southerly 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 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)


Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 December 2014

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PST 17 December 2014 A relatively weak trough of low pressure over Haida Gwaii this
afternoon will stall over Hecate Strait this evening. Then an intense
Pacific frontal system will move into the offshore waters tonight and
through the North Coast during the day Thursday.

Strong to gale force southeast winds will prevail ahead of the
incoming trough over most northern and central waters this evening.
Then widespread storm force southeasterlies will develop by Thursday
morning everywhere from Northern Vancouver Island northwards as the
Pacific front approaches. Very high seas will build, reaching up
To 8 metres off the central portions of the coast. Winds will rise to
strong to gale force southeast over the far south on Thursday. In
addition, outflow winds will rise to gale force through the Northern
Mainland inlets tonight and Thursday morning.

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