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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 early this afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late overnight except southeast 35 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 Monday afternoon then becoming southeast 40 to 50 Monday evening.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Monday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 late this morning and to 3 to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northerly 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southeast 30.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35 late in the day.

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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)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2019

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday warm front located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line north-south
over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 15 December 2019 A warm front will move across Bowie today and lie over the North
Coast by early Monday morning. Ahead of the system, winds will rise
to gale force southeasterly over the northern and central waters.

A stronger frontal system will approach Explorer Monday afternoon and
move onto Haida Gwaii in the evening. Gale to storm force southeast
winds will develop ahead of the system. Winds will shift to strong
westerly in its wake.

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