Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 5 to 15 after midnight then increasing to easterly 15 to 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 late in the day.

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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 - northern half

Issued 00:07 AM PDT 10 October 2015

'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 PDT 9 October 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At midnight PDT tonight low 986 mb located west of Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing low 987 mb located over northern
BC interior.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located over the northern
offshore waters.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast.

The next low pressure centre in the series will cross the central
offshore waters overnight and will deepen to about 984 millibars as
it moves northeastward through Hecate Strait Saturday afternoon. The
low will bring gale force southerlies followed by gale force
northwesterlies over the central part of the coast. A trough of low
pressure moving through the South Coast Saturday afternoon will bring
strong to gale force south or southeast winds followed by strong to
gale force westerlies. Winds will then ease over all areas on
Saturday night as a ridge of high pressure reaches the coast.

Another intense storm will move in on Sunday, bringing widespread
storm force winds over central and northern waters.

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