Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 this afternoon then veering to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday morning and to northeast 10 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending Wednesday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres building to 4 near noon then subsiding to 3 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 Wednesday afternoon and to 1 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind east 10 knots increasing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 11:07 AM PDT 25 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 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening low 980 mb located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 992 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 25 October 2016 An intense 980 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly
northward today and weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central
Bowie late tonight. A second 992 MB low will approach Southern
Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters strong to gale force southerly winds will ease
to moderate to strong southeast tonight. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will prevail over the inner straits today. The second
low will bring southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast late this morning while the far north will
experience strong northeast winds today except gale force outflow
near the mainland inlets. Winds will become strong to gale force
southeast overnight then moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday.

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