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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late this afternoon and to northwest 10 to 20 late this evening. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 after midnight then becoming southwest 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.

Rain Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 2 early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwesterly 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25.

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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
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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2021

'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 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday high located southwest of the offshore
waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
BC marine waters today.

The northwest winds will ease from gale force to strong later this
afternoon across the northern and central waters. However, gale force
northwest winds will continue across southern waters
And into this evening.

Late in the day on Saturday, a frontal system will approach Haida
Gwaii. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds expected over
northern offshore waters on Saturday evening and will spread to the
North Coast Saturday night.

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