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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 November 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late this afternoon then backing to southeast 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 early Saturday morning then veering to west 30 to 40 near noon Saturday.

Rain changing to showers near midnight then to rain overnight and ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2019
Sunday Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots veering to northwest 20 to 25.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 November 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 PST 22 November 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight approaching low located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:10 AM PST 22 November 2019 A frontal system west of Bowie will move eastward today and will lie
over Hecate Strait later this afternoon. The system will bring
southwesterly gales to central and northern waters today. The gales
will ease this evening as the frontal system departs.

A trough of low pressure will cross Bowie then Dixon Entrance
Saturday morning. The trough will bring southwesterly gales to most
northern waters and Bowie for most of Saturday.

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