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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 November 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 to 40 near the mainland coast near noon. Wind becoming southeast 30 Friday evening.

Rain changing to showers near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:10 AM PST 14 November 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 1 to 2 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 November 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20.
Monday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 November 2019

'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 10:30 AM PST 14 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At midnight PST tonight low 976 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Friday departing low 982 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PST 14 November 2019 A Pacific front crossing Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound near
midday today will dissipate over southern waters tonight. Gale to
storm force southeast winds from Dixon Entrance East to west coast
Vancouver Island and Queen Charlotte Strait will ease to moderate to
strong southerly in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will bring gale to storm force southeast winds
to northern and central waters Friday night.

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