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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 near midnight except southeast 35 near the mainland coast Sunday late in the day.



Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located over the
North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Central Coast to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 18 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Sunday over the central and north coasts. Moderate freezing
spray will continue near the central and northern coastal inlets
through tonight.

A trailing frontal system extending from the Central Coast to
Explorer will become nearly stationary tonight. This system will help
to maintain strong to gale force southeasterly winds over most
southern waters tonight and Sunday.

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