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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 September 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 15 knots near midnight and to south 25 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Thursday.

Rain overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 September 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 early Thursday morning and to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 September 2021
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming south 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 September 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 September 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located from Explorer to
the North Coast.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying frontal system located
off Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Alaska panhandle to Langara then to Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM PDT 22 September 2021 An approaching frontal system will track across Bowie tonight
And northern waters on Thursday. Ahead of the front, southerly
Gales will develop over Bowie tonight then spread to northern waters
Thursday morning.

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