Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 near noon then veering to westerly 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light early Wednesday morning then increasing to westerly 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain changing to showers early this evening and ending Wednesday evening. Risk of thunderstorms today and tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northerly 35 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 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 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST Wednesday trough from low located from Prince
Rupert to Explorer.

By 11:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching low located southwest
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 18 December 2018 A low over Northern Bowie is moving towards the Alaskan Panhandle
today with a trough that extends southward. Gale force southwesterly
winds will veer to westerly or northwesterly gales today across
northern and central waters.

The base of the trough will move across Explorer bringing westerly
gale force winds to Explorer and West Vancouver Island regions this
afternoon and evening.

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