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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 25 late overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 January 2020

'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 21 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Bowie to Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 21 January 2020 A trough will move onto Vancouver Island this evening. In its wake,
strong to gale force southwesterlies over Explorer will spread to
West Coast Vancouver Island South this evening.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread
to northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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