Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 15 early this morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming north 10 to 15 overnight. Wind north 10 to 15 Wednesday.

Rain ending near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this morning and to 1 or less late this afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 22 May 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 21 May 2018 A cold front over Haida Gwaii is weakening this evening. Gale force
southerlies ahead of the front over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate
Strait north will ease to strong overnight. Winds will continue to
ease Tuesday as the front dissipates and a weak ridge of high
pressure builds over BC waters.

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