Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early this morning then becoming southeast 10 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 after midnight then becoming southeast 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.
Showers changing to rain early this morning then to showers this afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Lower
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located from the Central Coast
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from Cape Scott to
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:05 AM PDT 22 September 2023 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will move eastward and reach Hecate
Strait later this morning then weaken as it progresses into central
waters in the afternoon. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force
southerly winds have developed over Northern Haida Gwaii and Dixon
Entrance East. The winds will ease to strong southerly this morning
as the front moves over Southern Hecate Strait and rapidly weakens.
In its wake, winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies today.
As the front dissipate this evening, a trough will form from Central
Coast to Explorer. The trough will continue to develop to a low over
Southeastern Explorer overnight. The low centre is expected to cross
Vancouver Island Saturday near noon. Gale force winds are expected to
develop near the low on Saturday morning then becoming strong
southerly wind over the Strait of Georgia as the low cross the island
A deep low pressure system is expected to spread gale to storm force
winds across the BC waters Sunday night through Monday.
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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