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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 October 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 late this evening then veering to southeast 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Sunday morning and to south 20 to 30 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain Sunday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this evening then building to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 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

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 October 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located west of Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 October 2020 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will persist today
Then gradually weaken tonight through Sunday. Gale force
northeasterly outflow winds will continue today through the mainland
inlets of BC coasts. The northeasterly gales will reach Haro and Juan
de Fuca Strait late this morning before easing this afternoon.

The outflow winds through the northern and central mainland inlets
will weaken to strong tonight and to light on Sunday morning. Outflow
winds over the southern mainland inlets will persist through tonight
and weaken on Sunday.

A frontal system will move onto Bowie early Sunday morning then
Cross the northern waters through the day. Southeast gales will
develop ahead of the front and shift to strong to gale force
southwesterly in its wake.

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