Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 after midnight and to southeast 50 to 60 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 5 to 7 late Wednesday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 8 late Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PST 16 January 2018 A strong frontal system is rapidly developing and is currently over
Southern Explorer. Gale to storm force southeasterlies have
developed ahead of this frontal system. As the system moves
Towards Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
Wednesday morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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