Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Tonight and Friday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 55 to 65 late overnight then diminishing to south 40 to 50 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Rain. Risk of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 after midnight and to 6 to 8 early Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 late Friday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 after midnight and to 7 to 9 early Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 08 October 2015

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Tonight and Friday At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 976 mb located 120 miles
west of Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday low 966 mb located over northwestern Bowie.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Friday intensifying cold front located off
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located from the North Coast
to Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching low 986 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast. The most intense storm
is forecast for tonight and Friday. An area of low pressure
incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho will deepen to below 970
millibars Friday morning as it moves northward off Haida Gwaii.

With the approaching low, strong to gale force southeasterlies will
strengthen tonight and Friday morning to storm to hurricane force
over most areas from Northern Vancouver Island northwards. This will
lead to very high seas reaching up to 10 metres for parts of the
North Coast. Winds will ease Friday afternoon as the low departs but
will remain gale to storm force southerly over most central waters as
the next low approaches Queen Charlotte Sound Friday night.

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