Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 this afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 overnight and to 2 Sunday morning then building to 4 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 this afternoon and to 6 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Sunday morning then building to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2016
Monday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2016

'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 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1003 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing low 1012 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching low 1004 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 24 September 2016 A ridge of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over Vancouver
Island. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will move through the North
Coast tonight. Another low will reach Bowie Sunday afternoon and
should follow a similar trajectory through the North Coast Sunday

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop over most central
and northern waters today in advance of the leading low. Winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwest tonight as the low centre
reaches the Southern Alaska Panhandle. After a brief lull Sunday
morning, gale force south and southeast winds will redevelop again
Sunday afternoon over most central and northern waters as the next
low approaches. Winds will remain light to moderate over the far
south thanks to the ridge overhead.

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