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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 20 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to east 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 20 Tuesday morning.

Showers ending Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 2 near midnight. Seas building to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Thursday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30.

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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 10:30 AM PST 20 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 20 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located over the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 20 January 2020 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
Afternoon. The system will move eastward across the offshore waters
tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterly winds
Will develop over the offshore waters this afternoon then spread to
most coastal waters tonight. Storm force southeasterlies are
Expected tonight over West Vancouver Island North. Winds will ease
To moderate to strong southerlies Tuesday as the system moves inland.

A trough will move across Explorer Tuesday morning and Vancouver
Island Tuesday afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterlies will
develop behind the trough.

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