Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 October 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 30 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to east 15 to 20 Sunday evening.



Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early Sunday morning and to 3 to 4 early Sunday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening and to 4 early Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2016
Monday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 October 2016

'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 9:30 PM PDT 22 October 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 993 mb located over eastern Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 993 mb located 30 miles south of Cape
St. James.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low 998 mb located 100 miles west of

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PDT 22 October 2016 A low over Eastern Explorer this evening will track northward
reaching Langara Island Sunday afternoon.
Winds will rise to gale to storm force east to southeast to
50 knots near the low.

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