Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 10 to 20 knots except northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming east 5 to 15 this evening except northeast 20 to 30 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming easterly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning except northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 near the mainland inlets Wednesday morning and afternoon and northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near the mainland inlets Wednesday late in the day.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Wednesday evening.

Temperatures near minus 4.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 metre.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight then building to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2016
Thursday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind east 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2016

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening trough located over central
Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 6 December 2016 A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in
combination with a low pressure system over the Southern BC waters
will produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets.
Cold temperatures from the strong Arctic outflow winds will give a
risk of moderate freezing spray through the mainland inlets today and
tonight.

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