Language selection

Features

My Weather Profile Weather Topics  | 

Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeast 5 to 15 this morning then becoming southwest 5 to 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 20 overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon.

Showers this afternoon tonight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 this morning then building to 2 near midnight. Seas building to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming south 15 to 25 late in the day.

Stay connected

ATOM

Weather Conditions

Skip Image

Zoom-in to make a selection

Map of Mackenzie - Mackenzie River marine weather areas Great Slave Lake - 45141 Great Slave Lake North Arm - 45150 Herschel Island Komakuk Beach Shingle Point Airport Aklavik Airport Cape Parry Airport Fort Good Hope Airport Tulita Airport Fort Providence Fort Reliance Fort Resolution Airport Fort Simpson Airport Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport Inner Whaleback Rocks Inuvik Airport Keats Point Lutselke Airport Norman Wells Airport Paulatuk Airport Pelly Island Tuktoyaktuk Airport Wrigley Airport Yellowknife Airport Liverpool Bay Little Chicago Storm Hills Bathurst Inlet Kugluktuk Airport Hat Island Croker River Cambridge Bay Airport Cape Peel West Gateshead Island Stefansson Island Cape Providence Ulukhaktok Airport Sachs Harbour Airport Thomsen River Prairie River Egg Island Fort Chipewyan Airport Stony Rapids Airport Uranium City
Legend:
buoy Buoy
land station Land Station
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 5 March 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located off Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today high 990 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre off west coast Vancouver Island early this
morning will track northeastwards and move onto the Central Coast
late this afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies has developed over west coast Vancouver Island and
will spread to the inner South Coast later this morning. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over Queen Charlotte Sound and the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low moves over. In its wake the
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

Another front will move across BC waters on Saturday with gale to
storm force southerlies ahead of it and strong southwesterlies in its
wake.

Mackenzie - Mackenzie River Area

Another Region

What we are doing

Features

Need to travel Alberta Highway 93?

Go prepared with Highway 93 forecasts. Highway regions are available in the Alberta text forecast bulletin between Lake Louise and Jasper. (Photo by: Natalie Anderson)

Date modified: