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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to south 25 to 35 late this morning then backing to southeast 35 to 45 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning and to southwest 15 to 25 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25.

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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 - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 January 2020

'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 PST 25 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing low located northwest of Haida
Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located northwest of Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 25 January 2020 A low pressure system is passing through the offshore waters
Then through the northern coastal waters this morning. Gale force
southerly winds will prevail over most central and northern waters
ahead of the low. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low later this morning.

A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
Saturday night bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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