Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday and to southeast 30 Tuesday evening.

Chance of showers tonight and Tuesday.


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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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 23 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located off the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM PST 23 January 2017 A building ridge of high pressure off the Central Coast will settle
over Vancouver Island on Tuesday, bringing mostly light to moderate
winds over the coast except for local strong northwesterlies off the
west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday, leading to strong to gale force southeasterlies
developing over the far north.

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