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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind backing to east 10 to 15 Monday morning then diminishing to light Monday evening.

Showers ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 this morning and to 1 Monday morning.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 March 2021
Tuesday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots backing to northerly 10 to 20 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming south 5 to 15.
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 7 March 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Hecate Strait
extending southeastward.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 997 mb located west of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 7 March 2021 A front currently extends across Hecate Strait southeastward to
Vancouver Island. It will then reach the mainland coast this
Morning and dissipate. Southeast gales persist in a narrow band just
ahead of the front but will ease early this morning.

A 986 MB low just southwest of Bowie this morning will slowly track
south, remaining far offshore. Ahead of the low, gale force easterly
or southerly winds will develop over the offshore waters. The gale
force winds will ease tonight as the low drifts away from the
offshore waters.

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