Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 early this evening and to light near noon Thursday.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2017
Friday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.

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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.


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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 969 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located over the Alaska

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located near Cape Scott.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located over the Central

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday approaching ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PST 18 January 2017 A low pressure centre over Northern Bowie will depart northward this
evening. Gale force southerlies over the outer northern waters will
ease to strong westerlies this evening.

A trough of low pressure just north of Cape Scott will maintain gale
force southerly winds across the northern parts of Vancouver Island.
The trough will move into the Central Coast early this evening
bringing brief easterly gales followed quickly by southerly gales.
These winds will ease to strong winds later tonight as the trough

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