Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 December 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northeast 20 to 30 this evening. Wind increasing to north 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to west 20 Friday evening.



Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 60 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to southeast 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to southeast 50.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating low 990 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today deepening low 996 mb located 250 miles
southwest of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Friday low 984 mb located over northern Vancouver

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 13 December 2018 A Pacific warm front near the southern tip of Vancouver Island will
move northward to lie across the northern tip of Vancouver Island
tonight and Friday morning. An intense 990 millibar low over the
Northern Alaskan Panhandle will dissipate today. Meanwhile, another
intense Pacific low will move into Explorer late tonight then cross
Northern Vancouver Island late Friday afternoon.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force westerly winds will ease
to moderate to strong northwest this afternoon. Winds will rise to
strong to gale force northerly by Friday morning. Over central
waters, light to moderate variable winds will rise to gale force
northerly tonight. Over southern waters, winds will rise to gale
force southeast this afternoon then to storm force southeast off
Vancouver Island overnight. Winds will shift to westerly gales late

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