Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming southerly 25 to 35 near noon Monday then becoming west 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight then building to 2 Monday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2018
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.
Thursday Wind north 15 to 25 knots veering to east 15 to 25.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2018
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 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 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 25 February 2018 A cold front has moved across the South Coast this morning. In the
wake of the front, gale to locally storm force northwesterly winds
will weaken to strong to gale force this afternoon.

Another cold front will approach Bowie Monday morning. The front
Will move southeastward to Haida Gwaii Monday afternoon. Southerly
gales will develop over the northern waters on Monday ahead of the
front. Westerly or northwesterly gales will prevail in its wake.

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