Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 September 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind light increasing to north 10 to 20 knots this evening and to north 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind north 20 to 30 Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

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

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late this morning then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 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

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 September 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line east-west over
the central Alaska panhandle.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PDT 19 September 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Alaskan Panhandle will push
southward down the coast tonight. On Wednesday, a ridge of high
pressure currently well offshore will build strongly towards the
North Coast.

On Wednesday, strong to gale force northwest winds will spread across
northern and central waters as the ridge builds towards the coast.

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