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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind southwesterly 20 to 30 Saturday.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 September 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 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
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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 5:41 PM PDT 17 September 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 PM PDT 17 September 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 987 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 987 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the southern Strait of Georgia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 17 September 2021 A strong Pacific front is currently over the South Coast. Gale force
southeasterly winds will continue tonight as the front sweeps across
the region.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day today
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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