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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2021

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 near noon except south 35 near the mainland coast early this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 15 Monday afternoon then increasing to south 25 Monday evening.

Periods of rain ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2021
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 or less near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2021
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 in the morning then increasing to south 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 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 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2021

'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 28 February 2021 Today Tonight and Monday At noon PST today cold front located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday weakening cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located off
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 28 February 2021 A cold front crossing Haida Gwaii early this afternoon will reach
Northern Vancouver Island late this evening then begin to
Weaken.

Strong to gale force southerly winds ahead of the approaching cold
front will shift to northwest and ease in the wake of this front.

Strong to gale force westerly gales will prevail over the northern
offshore waters today.

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