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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 September 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 Monday afternoon then increasing to northwest 30 early Monday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday 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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 27 September 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 982 mb located 90 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located west of Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday approaching cold front located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:13 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 Prince Rupert Monday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southerlies are occurring over
Most waters. Gale force northwesterlies will develop over the
offshore waters as the low passes.

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