Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early this morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind veering to westerly 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming westerly 25 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning late this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening then subsiding to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 30 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 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 4:00 AM PST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday By 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1010 mb located near the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front from 996 mb low located west
of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front from 984 mb low located on a
line north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 24 February 2018 A low pressure system near the Lower Mainland will move southward
Out of the South Coast this morning. Associated with the low, gale
force northwesterly winds will continue this morning over parts of
the central and southern waters.

A 996 MB low will develop over the Gulf of Alaska this morning. The
associated cold front located west of Bowie will move southeastward
to Queen Charlotte Sound by late this afternoon. Ahead of the front,
gale to storm force westerly winds will develop this morning over
The northern waters, this afternoon for the central waters, then
This evening for the southern waters. The gale to storm force
northwesterly winds will persist tonight and Sunday over most BC
waters.

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