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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2022

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Periods of rain overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2022
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:05 PM PST 27 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 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2022 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening frontal system located over the
North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 27 January 2022 Over the inner South Coast, winds remain light under a
quasi-stationary ridge this evening. Fog patches will dissipate
Friday morning.

A frontal system over the offshore waters will move across Haida
Gwaii this evening. Ahead of the front, winds will rise to gale
Force southerly across the northern and central waters. Winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwest behind the front.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie late Friday. Winds will
shift to gale force southerly ahead of this front over northern
waters.

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