Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

Today Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 early Thursday morning.

A few showers changing to rain late overnight.


Issued 07:30 AM PST 17 December 2014
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 3 to 4 early this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 07:32 AM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)


Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

'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 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 17 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over Bowie this morning will move to lie
over Hecate Strait this afternoon. Then an approaching Pacific
Front will move into the offshore waters tonight and will lie more or
less along the outer coast by late Thursday afternoon.

Winds will rise to strong to gale force southeast ahead of the
incoming trough over most northern and central waters today. Winds
over central and northern waters will increase further to storm force
tonight as the Pacific front approaches. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeast over southern sections on Thursday. In addition,
outflow winds will rise to gale force near Portland Inlet later

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