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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots veering to northeast 15 early this evening except northeast 25 near the mainland inlets. Wind diminishing to light Thursday morning except northeast 15 over southern sections.

Showers today.

Temperatures near plus 2.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over southern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located off the Washington Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying trough located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 27 January 2021 A low pressure system over Southern Explorer will continue to weaken
today before exiting the region this afternoon. Gale force easterlies
over Explorer will ease this morning.

A trough of low pressure will develop from the Alaskan Panhandle to
Explorer today. Northerly gales will develop over Bowie early this
morning and ease in the afternoon.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior. Strong to gale force outflow winds will prevail through the
coastal mainland inlets through Thursday morning.

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