Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Wind northeast 25 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25 near midnight then diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 Tuesday morning. Wind backing to southerly 5 to 15 early Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1001 mb located over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating cold front from 1001 mb low
located on a line northwest-southeast over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday building ridge located over the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 26 January 2015 A low pressure system over Hecate Strait this evening will move
Into the B.C. Interior overnight. The cold front associated with
The system will continue to spread gale force southerly winds along
the Central Coast waters this evening before shifting to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Winds will become strong to gale force southeasterly over Bowie
Tuesday evening as another frontal system approaches from the west.

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