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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 after midnight then diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 early Wednesday afternoon then to south 15 to 25 early Wednesday evening.

Showers ending Wednesday morning. Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming east 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 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

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing low 1007 mb located over the
Central Coast.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 24 November 2020 A low pressure system has crossed Haida Gwaii and will reach the
Central Coast by Wednesday morning. The system will then gradually
dissipate late Wednesday morning as it moves to west of Tofino. Gale
force northwesterly winds over northern and central offshore waters
tonight will spread to southern offshore waters on Wednesday morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on
Wednesday afternoon. The system will move southward across northern
waters Wednesday night then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of
the system, gale force southerly winds will develop over northern
waters Wednesday night. The winds will spread to central and southern
waters on Thursday.

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