Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 25 late this evening then increasing to south 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind backing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday morning then diminishing to west 15 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers ending near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms this morning. Rain beginning overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 overnight.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 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 AM PDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM PDT 1 April 2015 A cold front will approach offshore waters this afternoon. The
Cold front will move eastwards towards the North and Central Coasts

Gale force southerlies will develop over the Bowie later this
afternoon and across northern and central waters tonight. Gale
Force southerlies will develop over Hecate Strait early Thursday

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