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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 early Monday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late Monday morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Showers late this morning. Rain beginning near midnight changing to showers Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2019

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 3 Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 Monday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this afternoon then building to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Monday morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2019
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 35.
Thursday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

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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)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 September 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over central
Vancouver Island.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Explorer extending
northward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 22 September 2019 A frontal system over Central Vancouver Island will continue to
produce strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast this
morning. Gale force northwesterlies will develop over West Vancouver
Island as a ridge of high pressure builds offshore.

Another front will move across the northern offshore waters tonight.
Gale force southeast winds will develop over the offshore waters
tonight then spread to the central and north coasts on Monday.
Winds over the northern waters will become gale to storm force
southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

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