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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 September 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 5 to 15 knots backing to south 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to south 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight and to southeast 45 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late Monday morning then becoming southwest 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight changing to showers Monday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 September 2019

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 3 early Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 Monday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 September 2019
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 35.
Thursday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 September 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 PM PDT 22 September 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over Explorer extending
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located over Vancouver Island
extending northward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Monday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PDT 22 September 2019 A frontal system over this Lower Mainland will depart this afternoon.
In its wake gale force northwesterlies will continue over West
Vancouver Island this evening.

Another front will move across the northern offshore waters tonight.
Gale force southeast winds will develop over the offshore waters
tonight then spread to the central and north coasts on Monday.
Winds over the northern waters will become gale to storm force
southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

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