Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 23 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming southerly 20 to 30 late overnight then diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

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

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 early Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind north 15 knots becoming south 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind east 30 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 23 January 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 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 984 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening low 986 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday deepening low located off Oregon Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching low located off Washington
State.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:32 PM PST 23 January 2018 A 984 MB low over Southern Bowie will gradually weaken tonight as it
rotates northwestward. Over northern waters gale force southeasterly
winds will ease to strong to gale force southerlies overnight. Over
central and southern waters strong to gale force southeast winds
Will ease to moderate to strong tonight as the low moves northward.

Another low is forecast to approach Southern Vancouver Island from
the southwest Wednesday afternoon. There remains uncertainty
regarding the track and depth of this low however there is potential
for southeast gales over southern waters Wednesday evening.

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