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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 February 2023

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 this afternoon and to northwest 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 late this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday morning then veering to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 25 Tuesday evening.

Rain today changing to scattered showers and ending this evening. Showers overnight and Tuesday. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday morning and afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 4 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to south 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 55 knots diminishing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.

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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 - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 February 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 10:30 AM PST 6 February 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Hecate Strait.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 1000 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1002 mb located over southern Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PST 6 February 2023 A frontal system will move southeastward across the northern and
central waters today. Ahead of this system, southerly to
southwesterly gales over the northern and central waters will spread
to the southern waters this afternoon. Southeasterly gales will also
develop over the Northern Strait of Georgia this afternoon.

Over the northern and central waters, winds will ease to moderate to
strong westerlies behind the system this afternoon or evening. The
frontal system will move across the South Coast Tuesday morning.
Winds will shift to strong southwesterlies behind it except westerly
gales in Juan de Fuca Strait.

A 1000 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie early Tuesday
morning and reach the mainland North Coast Tuesday evening. Gale
force westerlies winds in its vicinity will develop over
Parts of the offshore and central waters early Tuesday morning.
Local storm force westerlies can be expected south of the low. Gale
force outflows can be expected near midday Tuesday near Portland
Inlet.

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