Language selection

Features

My Weather Profile Weather Topics  | 

Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind easterly 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this morning then diminishing to south 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind south 20 to 30 Sunday.

Snow or rain becoming rain early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 8 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this afternoon and to 2 to 3 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

Stay connected

ATOM

Weather Conditions

Skip Image

Zoom-in to make a selection

Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2020

'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 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 5:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii to
Vancouver Island.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Mainland Coast.

At 4:30 p.m. PST today deepening trough located over Pacific Ocean.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PST 18 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to
hurricane force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal
inlets will weaken today over the South Coast and on Sunday over the
central and north coasts. Moderate to severe freezing spray will
continue near the central and northern coastal inlets through
Today.

An intense frontal system is transiting the BC waters this morning.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies from the system will affect
all marine regions through today.

Pacific - North Coast Area

Another Region

What we are doing

Date modified: