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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 near noon then becoming northwest 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday morning.

Rain changing to showers near noon and ending Tuesday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near noon Tuesday except 2 to 3 over southern sections Tuesday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 late in the day.

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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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 20 May 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Port Hardy.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching ridge located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the central waters will reach track
southeast today. Moderate to strong northwest winds are occurring
ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high pressure moves south,
marginal westerly gales will likely funnel through Juan de Fuca
strait tonight.

A trough over Haida Gwaii this morning will sweep across the BC coast
today and Tuesday. Northwesterly winds will strengthen to gale force
across the southern waters late in the day Tuesday in the wake of the
trough.

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