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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 15 January 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 late Saturday morning then diminishing to south 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 early Saturday evening.

Rain overnight and Saturday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 January 2021

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early Saturday morning and to 5 late Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 early Saturday morning and to 5 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30.

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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)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 15 January 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 15 January 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located from the South Coast to
the North Coast.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By noon PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM PST 15 January 2021 Another Pacific front will move into the offshore waters tonight.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force southwest winds will
develop tonight rising to gale to storm force early Saturday morning
with the approach of the frontal system.

Over central waters, gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
on Saturday morning.

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