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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2022

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 near noon and to southwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind northwest 15 to 25 Monday.

Rain ending Monday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2022
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this evening and to 1 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2022
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon and to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 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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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 06:55 AM PST 16 January 2022

'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 PST 16 January 2022 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening cold front located over the
Central Coast extending southwestward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday dissipating cold front located over the
Central Coast extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 16 January 2022 A warm front is currently over the North Coast producing gale force
southeasterly winds over parts of the central waters and Northern
Vancouver Island. Winds will shift to moderate to strong
southwesterly in its wake this afternoon.

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