Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots except south 35 near the coast. Wind diminishing to west 15 this evening. Wind westerly 10 to 20 Sunday.

Rain ending near midnight. A few showers beginning Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening and to 1 early Sunday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this evening and to 2 early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 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 4:00 PM PST 16 December 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located over the
Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday approaching frontal system located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front approaching the north and central mainland coast and the
west coast of Vancouver Island will continue to generate gale force
southerly winds along the immediate coast this evening. Over the
outer-coastal waters, strong to gale force westerlies can be expected
this evening.

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