Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 30 to 40 late this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to southeast 15 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 25 late Monday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 Monday afternoon. Wind veering to southwest 30 to 35 Monday evening.

Showers ending near noon. Rain beginning Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 February 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 5 to 15.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 1:46 PM PST 14 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 991 mb located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line east-west
over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PST 14 February 2016 A low pressure system will track across Northern Bowie today
Then the Alaskan Panhandle by the evening. Ahead of the low, gale
force southerlies will develop over central and northern waters early
Sunday morning and shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.

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