Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 late this afternoon then backing to south 15 this evening. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 after midnight and to south 35 to 45 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Saturday afternoon and to west 15 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain after midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 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 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will shift to the
BC Interior on Saturday. Gale force northwest winds will develop off
the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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