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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday morning then increasing to south 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon and to southeast 45 Tuesday evening.

Showers ending Tuesday morning. Risk of thunderstorms today. Rain Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Wednesday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 30 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 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 4:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 982 mb located 90 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching cold front located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 27 September 2021 A 982 MB low 90 miles southwest of cape St. James will move across
Haida Gwaii today and then inland across Prince Rupert this evening
as it weakens.

Widespread southerly gales over northern and central waters and west
of Vancouver Island will shift to northwest gales to the west of the
low. Winds will diminish overnight as a ridge of high pressure builds
in from the west.

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