Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this evening then increasing to southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

A few showers ending this evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located on a line
north-south over the western offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday intensifying cold front located over
the western offshore waters.
By 6:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 24 April 2015 A low will pass west of BC waters Saturday night and will deepen
To 980 MB as it moves into the Northern Gulf of Alaska. A leading
cold front will reach Haida Gwaii near dawn Sunday morning.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will spread over the offshore
waters Saturday afternoon and onto the North Coast Saturday evening.
Storm force southeasterlies are likely ahead of the front over
northern waters Saturday night and early Sunday.

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