Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 near noon then veering to westerly 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening then subsiding to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 30 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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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 24 February 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 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front from 992 mb low located over
Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front from 984 mb low located on a
line north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 24 February 2018 A 992 MB low will develop over the Gulf of Alaska this morning.
The associated cold front located over Bowie will move southeastward
to Queen Charlotte Sound by late this afternoon. In the wake of the
front, gale to storm force westerly winds will develop over the
northern waters this morning then spread southward later today and
tonight. The gale to storm force northwesterly winds will persist
through Sunday over most waters.

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