Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 after midnight then diminishing to south 35 to 45 late Saturday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight and to 4 to 6 early Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

'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 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Coast

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 970 mb located 200 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 990 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 18 January 2019 An intense low pressure system currently over Western Explorer will
move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. Storm to hurricane force
southeasterlies off Vancouver Island and over the central waters
Will move into the northern waters tonight. This will be followed by
storm to hurricane force southwesterlies tonight and Saturday
Morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale to storm force
southwesterlies over the northern and central waters Saturday
afternoon and to strong to gale force southwesterlies Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.

In addition southeast gales over the inner South Coast will
Ease to strong south or southwesterlies early Saturday morning.

Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres overnight as the low

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