Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 December 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 knots except southeast 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 30 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon then backing to southwest 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Rain beginning Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Thursday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2017
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 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 10:30 AM PST 13 December 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 13 December 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across Bowie tonight and
Haida Gwaii Thursday morning. Ahead of the front, strong to gale
force southeasterlies over the offshore waters and the west coast of
Haida Gwaii will spread to Hecate Strait overnight. Winds will shift
to strong westerlies in the wake of the front on Thursday.

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