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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 late overnight then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday morning.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 early Sunday morning and to 1 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 March 2021
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 in the morning then becoming north 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 5:40 PM PST 06 March 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 4:00 PM PST 6 March 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 985 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 6 March 2021 A front currently over the offshore waters will reach Haida Gwaii
early this evening.

Southeast gales have developed over the offshore waters and will ease
this evening. The winds will continue to spread across most marine
waters tonight as the front approaches.

A 985 MB low will approach Bowie before Sunday morning. Ahead of the
low, gale force easterly or southerly winds will develop over the
offshore waters. The gale force winds will ease Sunday night as the
low drifts away from the offshore waters.

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