Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 this afternoon except south 35 near the coast. Wind diminishing to west 15 this evening. Wind westerly 10 to 20 Sunday.

Rain ending near midnight. A few showers beginning Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 after midnight.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.

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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 Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front crossing Hecate Strait will progress eastward today to
lie over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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