Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots backing to east 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 Sunday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms early this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning and to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 4 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2016
Monday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 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 22 October 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 997 mb located off the Alaska

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 998 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 22 October 2016 A deepening low will reach the southwest corner of Explorer late this
afternoon. The low will then track northward over Explorer tonight
and will continue northward over Bowie Sunday. An area of gale force
southeast winds will follow the low centre northward along the coast,
to the right of the low's track. Southeast winds will reach up
To storm force off Northwestern Vancouver island and over parts of
Queen Charlotte Sound as the low moves by Sunday morning.

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