Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 over northern sections this afternoon. Wind becoming south 15 to 25 late overnight then backing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending Saturday afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 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 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 998 mb located over southwestern
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 21 October 2016 A 990 millibar low pressure centre over Northern Bowie this
Morning will move northward towards the Alaskan Panhandle today.
Strong to gale force southerlies over most northern waters will
Ease to moderate to strong west or southwest tonight.

Southeast gales will develop over central waters Saturday afternoon
as a developing low approaches Explorer from the southwest.

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