Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 04 September 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light this morning then increasing to south 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 20 overnight then backing to southeast 20 to 25 Saturday morning except southeast 25 to 35 over northern sections Saturday morning and afternoon.

Rain beginning Saturday morning and ending Saturday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 04 September 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 04 September 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to south 10 to 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 04 September 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 4 September 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PDT 4 September 2015 A trough will move east across Bowie tonight then reach Haida Gwaii
Saturday morning.

Winds will rise to strong to gale force southerlies over Dixon East
and Northern Hecate as the trough approaches Saturday morning.

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