Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 May 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 after midnight then diminishing to southeast 15 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 early Tuesday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 May 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early Tuesday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 May 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 30.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 May 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 21 May 2018 A cold front over Haida Gwaii is weakening this evening. Gale force
southerlies ahead of the front over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate
Strait north will ease to strong overnight. Winds will continue to
ease Tuesday as the front dissipates and a weak ridge of high
pressure builds over BC waters.

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