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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 December 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots tonight and Wednesday.

Rain ending Wednesday morning. Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 early Wednesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 December 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 40 to 50.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 01 December 2020

'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 9:30 PM PST 1 December 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PST 1 December 2020 A frontal system currently stalled over Bowie will begin to move
eastwards on Wednesday afternoon, reaching Hecate Strait that
evening. For northern and central waters, gale to storm force
southerly winds will prevail ahead of this system.

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