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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 6 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2023
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 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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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 25 September 2023 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 972 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 990 mb located over
northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 25 September 2023 An intense low will remain over Bowie tonight and Tuesday before
moving northwards to the Alaskan Panhandle Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies will continue
tonight and Tuesday over central and northern waters. In its
Wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly through

Significant wave heights of 5 to 7 metres will continue tonight
Over central and northern coastal waters.

Conditions are favourable for waterspout development over Explorer
and west coast Vancouver Island overnight through Tuesday evening.

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