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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:24 AM PST 27 January 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 early Saturday morning.

Periods of drizzle tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming south 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.

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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 07:24 AM PST 27 January 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island this morning will continue to
move southward. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain
offshore. Strong to gale force northerly winds will prevail between
these two features, over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the BC Interior
tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop
in the mainland inlets tonight and are expected to strengthen to
Gale to storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge builds.

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