Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots backing to south 15 late this afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight except southeast 50 over southern sections near noon Tuesday. Wind becoming southeast 40 to 50 early Tuesday afternoon then veering to south 40 to 50 Tuesday evening.

Rain beginning early Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this evening then building to 2 after midnight. Seas building to 3 early Tuesday morning and to 4 early Tuesday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Tuesday morning then subsiding to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2018
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 992 mb located 100 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 984 mb located over southeastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PST 22 January 2018 A developing low pressure system will reach Explorer late tonight
And will move into Southeastern Bowie early Tuesday afternoon. The
system will bring gale to storm force southeast winds over most
waters by Tuesday morning.

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