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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots except north 20 near Haida Gwaii. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming west 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind becoming south 15 after midnight then increasing to southeast 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon Saturday and to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon.

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 4 early Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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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

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 March 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 PST 5 March 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 990 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low located over the Central
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound extending southward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre over Queen Charlotte Sound will move onto the
Central Coast this evening. Gale to storm force winds in the vicinity
of the low will abate as the low departs tonight.

In the wake of an associated trough, southeast gales over the
southern water will ease late this evening.

On Saturday, southeast gales will develop over most marine waters as
another front approaches.

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