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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early this morning and to southeast 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 40 late this afternoon then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Monday morning except southeast 20 near the mainland coast. Wind increasing to south 40 to 45 Monday evening.

Rain tonight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 early this afternoon and to 4 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday morning and to 2 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northerly 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southeast 30.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 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 AM PST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 5:00 a.m. PST today warm front located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located from Sandspit to Port
Hardy.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching cold front located over Haida
Gwaii extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 15 December 2019 A frontal system over the offshore waters is approaching the
North Coast today.

Ahead of the system, winds will rise to gale force southeasterly over
the northern and central waters throughout today. Gale force
southeasterlies will reach waters near Northern Vancouver Island late
this afternoon or this evening.

The front will then stall along the coast from the northern tip of
Vancouver Island through Hecate Strait giving near storm force
southeasterly winds well into Monday.

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