Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots except southeast 50 over southern sections. Wind becoming southeast 40 to 50 early this afternoon then becoming south 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 near midnight and to southerly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning.

Rain changing to a few showers early this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:15 AM PST 23 January 2018

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this morning and to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 late overnight and to 2 Wednesday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 to 7 early this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind north 15 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind east 30 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 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 AM PST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening low 992 mb located over
northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 23 January 2018 An intense 986 MB low pressure system over the northwest corner of
Explorer will drift slowly northward to lie over Northern Bowie by
Wednesday morning. The low will begin weakening tonight.

Over central and northern waters gale to storm force southeast winds
will shift to strong to gale force southerly to the south of the
Low. Southeast winds may reach hurricane force near the headlands of
West Vancouver Island North early this morning. Elsewhere over
southern waters gale force southeast winds will ease to moderate to
strong southeast tonight.

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