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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 Sunday morning.

Showers tonight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located near Queen Charlotte Sound.

By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 20 April 2024 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to drive
strong coastal outflow winds this morning.

An area of low pressure approaching southwest of Explorer will move
northeastwards to lie near Haida Gwaii this evening, weakening
overnight. Strong to gale force winds are expected westwards of
Vancouver Island this morning. These winds will spread into central
waters later today.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Early this evening strong to gale force westerly inflow
winds are likely through Juan de Fuca Strait and southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts.

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