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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2021

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 20 knots late overnight and to southeast 20 to 30 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 Monday afternoon and to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2021
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 17 October 2021

'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 PDT 17 October 2021 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PDT 17 October 2021 A strong frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and stall
over Bowie on Monday. Winds over Bowie will increase to southeast
gales early this evening then to storm force overnight.

Southeast gales will spread over west coast Haida Gwaii and
Northwestern Explorer Monday morning and increase to storm force
Monday afternoon.

From Dixon Entrance East to Hecate Strait and West Coast Vancouver
Island North winds will increase to gale force southeast Monday
afternoon.

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