Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 early this morning then becoming northwest 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late this evening then increasing to southeast 45 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 50 to 60 Sunday afternoon then diminishing to south 30 to 40 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 7 to 9 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 10 October 2015

'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 PDT 10 October 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 984 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 988 mb located 60 miles east
of Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying cold front located off Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over the offshore
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing ridge located over the Coast

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 10 October 2015 Stormy conditions will continue through Monday as a series of lows
and frontal systems affect the BC coast with some relief expected by

The next low pressure centre in the series will move northeastward
through Hecate Strait this afternoon. The low will bring gale force
southerlies followed by gale force northwesterlies over the central
part of the coast. A cold front will move through the South Coast
this afternoon bringing strong to gale force south or southeast winds
followed by strong to gale force westerlies. Winds will then ease
over all areas tonight as a ridge of high pressure reaches the coast.

Another intense storm will move in on Sunday, bringing widespread
storm force southeasterlies and high seas over central and northern

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