Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to northerly 20 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 26 April 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary low located over southern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 26 April 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in combination with
A trough over Vancouver Island will produce marginal gale force
outflow winds through Howe Sound early this morning.

A ridge of high pressure offshore will build Friday resulting in
strong to gale force northerly winds over the northern and central

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