Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northeasterly 25 to 35 this morning then diminishing to northeasterly 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind becoming northeasterly 10 to 20 near noon Monday.

Temperatures near plus 1.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2016
Tuesday Wind northeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 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 PST 11 December 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 1005 mb located off Vancouver
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday dissipating low 1020 mb located off
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 11 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will build strongly over the northern and
Central Interior today. Meanwhile, a weakening area of low pressure
will remain off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The building Arctic high over the interior will cause intensifying
Arctic outflows over the northern and central portions of the coast
today. Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will
strengthen to storm force today over the north and Central Coast.
Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce moderate freezing
spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.

The ridge will weaken on Monday, with the Arctic outflows easing back
to gale force.

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