Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots late this afternoon except southeast 15 to 20 over northern sections overnight and Sunday morning. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 Sunday morning except southeast 25 over northern sections.

A few showers beginning after midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape St. James.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over northwestern
Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 18 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure in a north to south line near cape St. James
this morning will shift very slowly eastward today and Sunday to lie
through McInnes Island and Cape Scott by late Sunday evening. A
frontal system approaching from the Pacific will reach western
Bowie Saturday evening. The front will then remain over Bowie on
Sunday edging eastward only very slowly.

Moderate to strong northwest winds will prevail over most areas east
of the ridge. Winds ease to light near the ridge and back to moderate
to strong southerly in its wake. The approaching front will bring
gale force southerlies over the northern offshore waters and off
Northwestern Haida Gwaii today and tonight.

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