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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwesterly 10 to 20 early this morning except southeast 20 to 30 near the coast this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming southwesterly 25 Friday morning then increasing to southeast 35 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon and to 1 early this evening. Seas building to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2023
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 30 November 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located from Hecate Strait to
Cape Scott.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located from
the Central Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to the Central Coast then to Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 30 November 2023 A cold front lying north-south from Hecate Strait to the west coast
of Vancouver Island will gradually weaken today. Gale force
southerlies along the front will fall below gales today as the
Front weakens.

The next frontal system will approach Bowie late this afternoon,
sweep across Bowie and Explorer tonight, then reach the BC coastal
waters by Friday morning. The system will depart inland by Friday
afternoon. Southeast gales will develop ahead of the system followed
by gale force westerlies in its wake.

Another frontal system is expected Friday. The system will make its
way across the offshore waters earlier in the day and then into the
northern and central waters later in the day. Gale force southerlies
ahead of the system will be followed by gale force westerlies in its

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