Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots veering to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending late Wednesday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 early Wednesday morning and to 2 early Wednesday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind east 10 knots increasing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 October 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 4:00 PM PDT 25 October 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 990 mb located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 992 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 25 October 2016 A 990 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly northward and
weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central Bowie late tonight.
A second 992 MB low will approach Southern Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters strong to gale force southerly winds will ease
to moderate to strong southeast tonight. The second low will bring
southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday while the far north will
experience strong to gale force northeast winds tonight except gale
force outflow near the mainland inlets.

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