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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday morning then increasing to south 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon and to southeast 45 Tuesday evening.

Showers ending Tuesday morning. Risk of thunderstorms today. Rain Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Wednesday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 30 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35.

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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 27 September 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 September 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 986 mb located 90 miles northwest of
Cape St. James.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At noon PDT Tuesday cold front located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 27 September 2021 A 982 MB low 90 miles southwest of cape St. James will move across
Haida Gwaii today and then inland across Prince Rupert this evening
as it weakens.

Widespread southerly gales over northern and central waters and west
of Vancouver Island will shift to northwest gales to the west of the
low. Winds will diminish overnight as a ridge of high pressure builds
in from the west.

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