Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 30 this evening and to east 35 to 45 late overnight except east 20 to 30 over northern sections. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 near noon Tuesday except east 20 to 30 over northern sections Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 metre building to 2 late this evening and to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 4 Tuesday morning then subsiding to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 metres building to 4 this evening and to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning and to variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 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 PM PDT 24 October 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight low 973 mb located over western Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 987 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 24 October 2016 A low tracking northward is currently over Southwestern Explorer
And will be over Northern Explorer by late Tuesday afternoon.

Winds have risen to gale to storm force east to southeast
Ahead of the low. Near the headlands of Vancouver Island
Winds will rise to hurricane force southeasterlies this evening
And ease to storm force southeasterlies overnight.

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