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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 02 August 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight and to southeast 30 to 40 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 early Tuesday evening.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 02 August 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 02 August 2021
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind westerly 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 02 August 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 9:30 PM PDT 2 August 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PDT 2 August 2021 A ridge of high pressure west of Vancouver Island and strong daytime
heating over the BC Interior are producing strong to gale force
inflow winds through Juan de Fuca and strong to gale force
northwesterly winds through Johnstone Strait every day in the
Late afternoon and evening. Winds then ease to moderate to strong by
early morning.

On Tuesday, an approaching front will produce strong to gale force
southerly winds over the northern waters.

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