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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 April 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 Tuesday morning then increasing to southerly 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to south 5 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight changing to showers near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 April 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this evening then subsiding to 1 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 April 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots veering to southwest 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 April 2024

'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 22 April 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located from Explorer to the Central
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching frontal system located over
the offshore waters.

At 1:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 22 April 2024 A frontal band will enter the offshore waters near noon giving
southeast gales before reaching Haida Gwaii by midnight. As the
frontal band continues to Progress Hecate and Dixon east we can
expect a brief period of southerly gales Tuesday morning.

Westerly gales over Southern Bowie Tuesday morning as the low
pressure center lingers over Northern Bowie.

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