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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday morning and to south 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of drizzle changing to periods of rain this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon and to 3 to 4 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 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 13 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By midnight PST tonight departing ridge located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 AM PST 13 November 2019 A Pacific frontal system approaching the offshore waters today will
bring southeast gales to Bowie and Northwest Explorer this morning
and then to the rest of central and northern waters this afternoon.
Winds will reach storm force southeast tonight over northern sections
of the northern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
southerly on Thursday.

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