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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 35 to 45 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday. Wind becoming southwest 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain ending overnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 4 early Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2021
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 knots backing to south 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
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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 29 November 2021

'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 PM PST 29 November 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over the Central

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 982 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing low 979 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 29 November 2021 A frontal system over Bowie will move over the North Coast this
evening. Gale to local storm force southerly winds will spread across
the northern and central waters tonight.

A low centre will track north of Haida Gwaii and move onto the Alaska
Panhandle Tuesday morning. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
westerly across the northern and central waters, as well as the
southern offshore waters. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds
are expected over the inner South Coast Tuesday.

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