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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 25 early this morning and to westerly 15 near noon. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then becoming north 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers this morning and ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 or less overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021

'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 AM PST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PST 19 January 2021 A frontal system over the Central Coast will weaken as it tracks
southwards across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the front, strong
to gale force southeasterlies over central waters will shift to
moderate to strong westerly in its wake.

Over northern waters, strong to gale force westerlies will ease this
morning.

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