Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 early this morning except easterly outflow 30 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday.

A few showers changing to rain overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 2 to 3 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 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 4:00 AM PST 21 November 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
east-west over southern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 21 November 2017 A frontal system approaching Explorer from the southwest will move
To lie over Southern Bowie by Tuesday afternoon before moving off to
the northwest. A second front will move up from southwest of
Explorer to lie over Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will spread to southern
offshore waters this morning and will spread to central and
Northern waters this afternoon. Storm force winds will ease by this
evening. Widespread southerly gale force winds will continue through

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