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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 5 to 15 this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 overnight then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning.

Showers ending this afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain overnight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2019

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 overnight then subsiding to 1 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 this morning then building to 2 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2019
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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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 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 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 4:00 AM PDT 19 October 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing trough located from the Gulf of
Alaska to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 19 October 2019 A trough extending from the Gulf of Alaska to Vancouver Island will
cross the mainland coast and depart this morning.

Strong to gale force northwesterlies have developed west of the
trough. These winds will weaken gradually through the day to moderate
to strong northwest winds.

Another frontal system will cross the offshore waters this evening
and eventually lie stretched from Hecate Strait to Queen Charlotte
Sound to Southern Explorer by Sunday morning. The front will progress
into the inner South Coast by midday Sunday. Gale force southeast
winds will accompany the front then switch to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

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