Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late this evening and to southeast 50 to 60 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

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

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 8 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 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 AM PST 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located west
of Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 16 January 2018 An Arctic ridge will weaken today, but will re-strengthen on
Wednesday producing strong to gale force outflow winds through the
mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm
Force southeasterlies will develop ahead of this frontal system late
this evening. As the system moves towards Vancouver Island it will
continue to intensify. By early Wednesday morning storm to hurricane
force southeasterlies are expected at West Vancouver Island North
And will extend into Queen Charlotte Sound.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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