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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 29 November 2020

Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late this evening and to west 15 to 25 Monday morning. Wind backing to south 15 to 25 Monday afternoon then increasing to south 30 to 40 Monday evening.

Rain ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 early Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 near noon Monday then building to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2020
Tuesday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 29 November 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PST 29 November 2020 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the southern Strait of Georgia.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 29 November 2020 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will move southeastward to
Vancouver Island by Monday morning. Gale to storm force southerly
winds are occurring over most BC waters. Winds will become
Strong to gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the front
overnight.

Another frontal system will approach northern offshore waters Monday
afternoon. Ahead of the system, gale to storm force southerly winds
will develop over northern and central waters Monday afternoon and
evening.

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