Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 this morning except southeast 35 over northern sections today. Wind becoming south 15 to 25 late overnight then backing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending Saturday afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms this morning.


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 04:00 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 4:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northwestern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching low 998 mb located off

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PDT 21 October 2016 A 990 millibar low pressure centre over Northwestern Bowie this
morning will move northward towards the Alaskan Panhandle today.
The low will bring strong to gale force southerlies over most
northern waters this morning. Southwest gales will veer to westerly
gales today over the northern offshore waters as the low moves by to
the north. Winds will ease to moderate to strong tonight.

Southeast gales will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island
Saturday afternoon as a developing low approaches Explorer from the

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