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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms tonight and Monday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 September 2021
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southerly 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 26 September 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 979 mb located 260 miles west of Cape
St. James.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday low 986 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday approaching ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 26 September 2021 A deep area of low pressure will cross northern offshore waters
tonight and reach Haida Gwaii by midday Monday. The low will then
weaken as it slowly makes its way towards the Alaskan Panhandle
Monday afternoon. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerlies
will spread to most waters by this afternoon. Gale force
southwesterlies are forecast south of the low. Gale force
northwesterlies will develop over the offshore waters as
The low passes.

A ridge of high pressure will approach Pacific coastal waters on
Monday, prolonging strong to gale force northwesterlies through
Monday night.

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