Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 23 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

A few showers.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this evening then building to 1 to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 early Tuesday morning then building to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 45.
Friday Wind southeast 45 to 55 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 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2017

'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 PST 23 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located off the Central
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 23 January 2017 A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday and move across the northern waters Tuesday night
and Wednesday morning. Gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead
of the front. Winds will shift to moderate to strong southwest
Behind the front.

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