Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots except southeast 40 to 50 over southeastern sections late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming southwest 15 Monday afternoon.



Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening and to 1 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015
Tuesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 4:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 PM PDT 30 August 2015 An intense cold front across Queen Charlotte Sound will reach
Northern Vancouver Island this evening and will tend to stall in a
northeast to southwest line across Central Vancouver Island by Monday
afternoon. The front will then move into Washington state Monday

The system will produce gale to storm force southeasterlies as it
moves through the central part of the coast early this evening with
marginal gales expected further south over most of the South Coast
tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies will follow the system over
most of the offshore waters.

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