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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late Sunday morning.

Rain changing to showers near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening and to 2 after midnight. Seas subsiding to 1 early Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 in the morning and to south 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 16 January 2021 A weakening Pacific front over Northern Vancouver Island will
continue to move eastward crossing the South Coast tonight. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate
to strong southwesterlies in its wake.

A ridge of high pressure will build onto Explorer Sunday morning and
to the Central Coast in the evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterly winds over the northern waters will ease to moderate to
strong on Sunday. Winds will become moderate to strong northwest over
the South Coast on Sunday.

A frontal system will approach Bowie Sunday night and spread
southeast gales ahead of it.

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