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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 knots increasing to easterly 15 to 25 early this morning then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 near noon except southerly 15 to 25 over southern sections. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early this evening except southeast 25 to 35 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 25 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Showers tonight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15.

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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
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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024

'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 PDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located near Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PDT 20 April 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to drive
strong coastal outflow winds this morning.

An area of low pressure approaching southwest of Explorer will move
northeastwards to lie near Haida Gwaii this evening, weakening
overnight. Strong to gale force winds are expected westwards of
Vancouver Island this morning. These winds will spread into central
waters later today.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Early this evening strong to gale force westerly inflow
winds are likely through Juan de Fuca Strait and southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts.

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