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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 late this afternoon then becoming southwest 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Monday evening.

Showers this afternoon tonight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 early this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2020
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the morning and to light in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to north 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind north 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2020

'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 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over BC interior.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Monday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Sandspit.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 25 October 2020 A frontal system over Bowie this morning will cross the
Northern waters today. Southeast gales will develop ahead of the
front and shift to strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake.

On Monday, a cold front will move onto Northern Bowie late in the
morning and lie in a northeast to southwest line over Sandspit in the
evening. Southwest gales will develop ahead of the front.

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