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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon then becoming northwest 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning then becoming northwest 15 Sunday evening.

Rain or snow beginning near noon changing to showers or flurries overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late this afternoon then subsiding to 1 Sunday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind northeast 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 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 AM PST 23 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 23 January 2021 A weak frontal system approaching from the Pacific will move through
Bowie this morning then approach the North Coast in the afternoon.
The front will continue to slide to the southeast tonight and reach
Vancouver Island.

As the system approaches, southerly strong to gale force winds will
develop. In the wake of the system, winds will shift to northwesterly
strong to gale force.

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