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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 25 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming southeast 20 to 30 early Sunday morning. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 late Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 late Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 January 2020
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 January 2020

'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 PST 25 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 998 mb located south of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 998 mb located over Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located west of Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday departing low located north of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 25 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
tonight, bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

A deepening area of low pressure approaching from the south, will
cross Vancouver Island Sunday morning. Strong to gale force winds
In the vicinity of this low are expected with marginal southerly
storm force winds over the North Strait of Georgia early Sunday
morning.

Another low pressure system will track through the northern waters on
Sunday. Ahead of the low, strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over most northern waters. Winds will become strong to gale
force westerlies in its wake.

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