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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 this morning and to variable 5 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 this evening then becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 Monday morning. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 Monday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers this morning and ending near midnight. Showers Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 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 PDT 20 October 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 20 October 2019 A frontal system will cross Hecate Strait and central waters early
this morning and the South Coast this afternoon. Gale force southeast
winds will accompany the front then switch to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

The next low pressure system moves across offshore waters Monday
morning and makes landfall on the Central Coast by late Monday
afternoon. Gale force southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to
gale force westerlies in behind.

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