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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 30 to 40 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 15 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain late overnight and ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 1 early Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2019
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 September 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 PDT 20 September 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PDT 20 September 2019 A frontal system will approach the North Coast of BC today and
Move south over the Central Coast Saturday.

Ahead of the frontal system, gale force southerly winds will develop
over Bowie later this morning and spread to the northern waters this
afternoon. Gale force southerly winds will spread to the Central
Coast and Northern Vancouver Island Saturday. In the wake of the
front, winds will shift to westerly and ease to moderate to strong.

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