Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 13 December 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon Thursday. Wind becoming west 20 Thursday afternoon then backing to southwest 15 Thursday evening.

Rain beginning Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 December 2017
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 13 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 9:58 PM PST 13 December 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 PM PST 13 December 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across northern waters
Thursday morning and reach the Central Coast by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies over the offshore
waters will spread to the North Coast overnight. Winds will shift to
strong westerlies in the wake of the front on Thursday.

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