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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 July 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 30 knots except northwest 30 to 35 over northern sections this morning. Wind becoming west 20 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to west 15 to 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 Thursday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon Thursday. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 July 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 July 2019
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 July 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 PDT 17 July 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By noon PDT today departing cold front located on a line north-south
over Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located off the Alaska panhandle.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located off the Alaska

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PDT 17 July 2019 A cold front over Vancouver Island will continue moving through the
South Coast this morning. Strong southeasterly winds will be observed
through the Strait of Georgia and southerly through Howe Sound today.
Once the front passes, gale force westerlies will develop over the
Juan de Fuca late this afternoon and persist overnight.

Meanwhile, a quasi-stationary low over the Alaskan Panhandle will
maintain strong to local gale force westerly or northwesterly winds
over north and central waters today through this evening.

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