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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening then veering to south 45 to 55 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 25 overnight then backing to southwest 10 to 20 Tuesday morning.

Rain this afternoon and tonight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 2 near noon then building to 4 after midnight. Seas building to 5 overnight then subsiding to 3 near noon Tuesday and to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019
Wednesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 20 knots backing to southeast 25.
Friday Wind southeast 20 knots veering to south 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 16 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located 30 miles west of Cape
Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 16 December 2019 A warm front extending from Hecate Strait toward Cape Scott this
morning will approach the Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the
system, southeasterly gales prevail across the northern and central
waters.

A stronger frontal system will approach Explorer this afternoon and
move onto Haida Gwaii tonight. Gale to storm force southeast winds
will develop ahead of the system. Winds will shift to strong westerly
in its wake.

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