Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 50 to 55 over southern sections late this afternoon tonight and Thursday morning. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.

Rain. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 7 to 10 after midnight then subsiding to 5 to 7 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 20.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 966 mb located off Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located over
southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM PST 17 January 2018 A strong low pressure system will move over the offshore waters
tonight and remain stationary on Thursday. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the low will continue tonight across most
waters and ease to strong to gale force near noon Thursday. South of
the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern
Explorer will ease to gale force Thursday afternoon.

In the wake of the low, the winds over Bowie will shift to gale force
northerlies on Thursday.

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