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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight and to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 25 late Thursday morning then increasing to south 30 to 40 Thursday evening.

Rain Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight and to 2 to 3 early Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 November 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 November 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 20 November 2019 A cold front offshore will move across Bowie tonight then across the
North and Central Coasts on Thursday. Southeast gales over Bowie will
spread to central and northern waters tonight. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies in the wake of the front.

Southerly gales are forecast to develop again over northern waters
Thursday night as another Pacific front approaches the region.

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