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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.

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Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over Juan
de Fuca Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 3:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 23 October 2020 A frontal system moving along the west coast of Vancouver Island
today will produce southeast gale force winds over central and
southern waters this morning except southeast storm force near the
headlands.

Winds will back to northerly strong to marginal gales over central
waters this afternoon while Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone will
see a brief drop in winds this afternoon before the outflow winds
develop.

A trough develops west of Vancouver Island this afternoon in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will build southward
today. Gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue through
the northern and central mainland inlets and will develop over
southern mainland inlets tonight. Outflow winds will continue through
the weekend.

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