Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 December 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 near noon Monday and to southeast 50 to 60 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 35 to 45 early Monday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight then building to 3 to 5 Monday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight then building to 5 to 7 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2018
Tuesday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15.
Thursday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 20 to 30.

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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 9:30 PM PST 16 December 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 9:30 PM PST 16 December 2018 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located northwest of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 16 December 2018 The next intense frontal system will approach Explorer on Monday
morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will once again develop
across southern, central, and northern waters during the day on
Monday. Hurricane force winds are forecast Monday afternoon for the
headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

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