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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early Sunday morning and to southeast 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 40 Sunday evening.

Rain Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2019

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 Sunday afternoon and to 3 Sunday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this morning then building to 2 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2019
Monday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northerly 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southeast 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)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2019

'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 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday warm front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:12 AM PST 14 December 2019 A frontal system over the offshore waters will gradually approach the
North Coast. Ahead of the system, winds will rise to gale
Force southeasterly over the northern and central waters on Sunday.
Gale force southeasterlies will reach waters near Northern Vancouver
Island late Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening.

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