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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 September 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light except south 20 to 25 knots near the mainland coast. Wind becoming west 15 late overnight then backing to south 15 early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late Sunday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 early Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending overnight. Periods of rain Sunday late in the day with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2021
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 50 knots diminishing to south 20.

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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

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 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 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Cape Scott then to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 1002 mb located over Explorer.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 995 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday low 980 mb located northwest of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 25 September 2021 A frontal system from Hecate Strait to just north of Vancouver
Island to Southeastern Explorer will join with an approaching
stronger frontal system. Gale force southeasterly winds are expected
along the Central Coast, over portions of Queen Charlotte Sound, and
off the west coast of Northern Vancouver Island tonight.

A large low pressure system will approach the British Columbia waters
on Sunday morning. Winds will rise to gale force southerlies for
almost the entire region by the end of Sunday.

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