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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 05 March 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon Saturday and to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon.

Showers this afternoon tonight and Saturday.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 this morning then building to 2 near midnight. Seas building to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming south 15 to 25 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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 11:54 AM PST 05 March 2021

'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 Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 5 March 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located off Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low located over the Central

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:32 AM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre off Cape Scott will move onto the Central Coast
this evening. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies
over west coast Vancouver Island will spread to the Queen Charlotte
Sound and the Central Coast this afternoon as the low approaches.
Southeast gales over the inner South Coast will ease this afternoon.
Winds off Vancouver Island and the Central Coast will persist through
this evening before easing.

Southeast gales will develop over most marine waters on Saturday as
another front approaches.

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