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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 April 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early Sunday evening.

Showers ending Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15.

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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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 2024

'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 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening low located near Cape St. James.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PDT 20 April 2024 An area of low pressure near cape St. James will move
Northeastward to lie over Northern Hecate Strait overnight while
weakening. Strong to gale force winds over Northwest Vancouver Island
this afternoon will spread into central waters tonight.

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