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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 23 January 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 late Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2020
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 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 9:30 PM PST 23 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 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing trough located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 23 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will cross the offshore waters tonight then
through the North Coast on Friday. Strong to gale force southerly
winds will develop over parts of the central and northern coastal
waters ahead of the system.

Another low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters
Friday night then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday.
Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the system. The
winds will become westerly gales in its wake.

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