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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 May 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 5 to 15 over southwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 15 early Sunday morning then diminishing to light near noon Sunday. Wind becoming southwest 15 late Sunday afternoon.

Showers Sunday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 May 2024

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight then subsiding to 1 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 May 2024
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then becoming northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 May 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday trough located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday trough located on a line north-south
over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 PM PDT 18 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over Bowie will reach the central waters
late Sunday. Moderate to strong northwest winds will develop ahead of
the ridge.

Strong northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island
will rise to marginal gale force immediately to the northwest of
Estevan Point late Sunday.

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