Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 October 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late this evening then diminishing to south 20 to 30 early Friday morning except southeast 35 over northern sections. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016
Saturday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind east 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 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 9:30 PM PDT 20 October 2016 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 990 mb located off Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing low 992 mb located 200 miles
northwest of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PDT 20 October 2016 An approaching low pressure system will move into Bowie tonight and
track northeastward towards the Alaskan Panhandle Friday evening.
Ahead of the low, southerly gales over the offshore waters will
spread to the northern and central waters tonight. Winds will veer to
strong to gale force westerlies over the offshore waters on Friday.

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