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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 November 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Wind light becoming northeasterly 5 to 15 knots after midnight then becoming light near noon Friday. Wind becoming westerly 15 early Friday evening.

Rain Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 November 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then becoming southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 November 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:02 PM PST 26 November 2020 A frontal system stretched across from Cape Scott to Explorer will
stall in that position tonight as it straddles the central and
southern waters. On Friday, the front will begin to move again
towards the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerly winds have
developed. Moderate to strong northwesterly winds are forecast in the
wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west on
Friday. The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds
across Bowie and Explorer.

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