Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to southwest 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 15 this evening. Wind west 15 Sunday.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 after midnight.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 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 4:00 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front over Haida Gwaii will progress eastward today to lie
over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds will
rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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