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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind southeast 15 to 25 Friday.

Rain changing to showers Friday morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 5 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 early Friday morning and to 1 to 2 early Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to south 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 45 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 September 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 16 September 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 16 September 2021 A Pacific front will continue to generate gale to storm force
southeast winds tonight as it moves from the offshore waters into
northern and central waters, Southern Explorer and west coast
Vancouver Island.

The front will progress into the South Coast Friday morning. Strong
to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as the front
sweeps across through the day.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day on Friday
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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