Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 09 December 2018

Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to south 25 to 35 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to south 35 to 45 late Monday morning and to south 45 to 55 near noon Monday.

Showers changing to rain near noon Monday.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Monday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Monday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2018
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 40 to 50.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 09 December 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 9 December 2018 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PST 9 December 2018 The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters Monday
morning. The system will move eastward and lie north to south from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Southern Explorer by Monday afternoon.
Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop tonight over Bowie
then spread to most northern and central waters Monday then to the
South Coast Monday night. Winds will shift to gale force westerlies
after the passage of the front.

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