Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 early this afternoon then backing to southwest 15 this evening. Wind increasing to west 15 to 25 Friday morning then becoming west 15 Friday afternoon. Wind backing to south 15 Friday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 11:05 AM PST 14 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 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 14 December 2017 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will weaken as it approaches the
Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies over the northern coastal waters will shift to strong
westerlies early this afternoon. Over Northern Bowie, marginal gale
southwest winds will prevail through Friday morning.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
tonight. Gale force northwest winds will develop off the west coast
of Vancouver Island on Friday.

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