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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 October 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25 early Friday morning then backing to northeast 25 to 30 near noon Friday.

Rain ending Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2020

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this evening then subsiding to 1 Friday evening.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 October 2020
Saturday Wind northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over southern
Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Juan de Fuca Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PDT 22 October 2020 A frontal system will continue to cross the northern and central
waters tonight producing southeasterly gales from Bowie to waters
surrounding Northern Vancouver Island. Winds will ease to strong
northeasterly overnight in Bowie and late Friday morning across
waters surrounding Northern Vancouver Island.

A trough develops west of Vancouver Island late Friday in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South Friday night.

A ridge of high pressure over BC Interior will intensify on Friday.
Strong to gale force northerly outflow winds will develop through the
mainland inlets of the BC coast. The winds are expected to continue
through the weekend.

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