Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2016

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 20 late this evening.

Showers ending near midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 late this evening and to 1 after midnight.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2016
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Thursday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 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 4:00 PM PDT 23 October 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located 30 miles west of Langara.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday weakening low 998 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.

At 6:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 973 mb located over southwestern
By 6:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 980 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 October 2016 A low off Langara Island late this afternoon will move off to the
west this evening while weakening.

East to southeast gales to 45 knots near the low will ease later
today and this evening.

A stronger low moving northward will lie over Southwestern Explorer
Monday evening.
Winds will rise to storm force east to southeast ahead of the low.

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