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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight then becoming southeast 30 to 40 Thursday morning.

Rain ending early this morning. Rain tonight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this morning then building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2020
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 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 4:00 AM PST 2 December 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday approaching low located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 2 December 2020 A frontal system over the offshore waters will push towards the
mainland coast today. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
continue into tonight ahead of this system.

On Thursday, an area of low pressure will approach central waters and
should reach Haida Gwaii by Thursday evening. Gale to storm force
southerlies are expected in the vicinity of this area of low
pressure.

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