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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 late overnight and to southeast 35 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending this afternoon. Rain Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 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

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 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 10:30 AM PST 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 21 January 2020 An unstable air mass in the wake of the front will leave strong to
gale force gusty southeasterly winds through the Georgia Strait
before easing late today.

A trough will move across Explorer this morning and Vancouver Island
in the evening. In its wake, strong to gale force southwesterlies
will develop this morning over Explorer and spread to West Coast
Vancouver Island South this afternoon.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread
to northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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