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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 November 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 late this morning except southeast 30 to 40 near the mainland coast this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 30 Friday evening.

Rain changing to showers near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in showers.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 November 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon and to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 November 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20.
Monday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 November 2019

'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 AM PST 14 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing ridge located over the Lower

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By midnight PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At midnight PST tonight low 976 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PST 14 November 2019 A Pacific front crossing the offshore this morning will cross Hecate
Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound near midday today. The front will
then dissipate over southern waters tonight. Over central and
northern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
moderate to strong southerly in the wake of the front. Another storm
will bring gale to storm force southeast winds Friday night.

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