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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southwest 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 30 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2019
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 30 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 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 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located over the
North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1001 mb located southwest of Haida
Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1003 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 21 November 2019 A Pacific front just west of Haida Gwaii will move across the north
and central coasts by late this afternoon. A 1001 MB low behind this
front will move across Central Haida Gwaii early this afternoon and
then across northern sections of Hecate Strait late this afternoon.

Southeast gales over Southwest Haida Gwaii and along the British
Columbia Coast from Dixon Entrance East to the Central Coast will
shift to gale force westerlies in the wake of the front and the low.

Winds will diminish to strong southwesterly this evening then
increase to southerly gales again overnight and Friday for central
and northern waters in advance of the next frontal system.

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