Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60 this afternoon then diminishing to south 40 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 45 to 55 late this evening then diminishing to south 35 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to south 25 late Tuesday morning then veering to west 20 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 late this morning and to 7 to 10 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 early this evening and to 3 to 5 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018
Wednesday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots becoming southeast 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low located over the southern Alaska

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 17 December 2018 The next intense frontal system sits over Explorer late this
Morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will continue to
Develop across southern, central, and northern waters during the
Day. Hurricane force winds are forecast this afternoon for the
headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

In the wake of the frontal system, a low will move over Bowie this
evening. Storm force southerlies will develop this evening and
tonight across northern and central waters.

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