Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 25 February 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 30 to 40 knots except north 10 to 20 over southeastern sections. Wind becoming northeast 20 to 30 late overnight except northeast 30 to 40 over southern sections. Wind becoming north 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

A few showers and chance of flurries ending near midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 February 2017

'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 PST 25 February 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary high 1045 mb located at
49N 156W.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight deepening low 1008 mb located over
Cape Scott.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing low 1002 mb located off the
Washington Coast.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary trough from low located
from the Washington Coast to the North Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 25 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
1008 millibar low near Cape Scott will move southeastward along the
coast tonight and will deepen to about 1002 millibars by Sunday
morning as it reaches the Washington coast. A ridge of high pressure
will be building over the Northern BC Interior tonight and will
weaken Sunday.

Widespread northerly gales will prevail over most northern waters
And over most waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.
On Sunday, winds will gradually ease to below gale force over most
areas. In addition, strong to gale force northeast outflow winds
Will develop through the Northern Mainland inlets tonight.

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