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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots becoming westerly 35 to 45 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday.

Rain changing to showers this evening and ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 1 to 2 early Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019
Wednesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 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

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

'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 PM PDT 21 October 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northeastern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located near Prince Rupert.

At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 21 October 2019 A vigorous low pressure system will move across northern waters today
making land fall on the North Coast this evening. Gale force
southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to gale to storm force
westerlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterly winds will funnel up the North Coast
mainland inlets as the low moves into northern Interior British
Columbia.

The associated frontal passage will impact the South Coast as well.
Gale force southeasterlies will develop in the Northern Strait of
Georgia this afternoon and abruptly switch to strong northwesterlies
Tuesday morning. Westerly gale force winds will also impact the Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight through Tuesday morning.

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