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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots this morning and to southerly 20 to 30 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 30 to 40 this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Friday morning.

Rain beginning this evening changing to showers Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight and to 1 to 2 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to south 10 late in the day.

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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 - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 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 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PST 20 February 2020 A Pacific front west of Bowie this morning will move across the North
Coast tonight and then across central waters early Friday. Southerly
gales over Bowie will spread to northern waters by this afternoon
then to central waters this evening. Winds will reach storm force
ahead of the front west of Haida Gwaii. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will prevail behind the front.

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