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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 October 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except north 40 to 50 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 45 to 55 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late Friday morning then backing to southwest 15 early Friday evening.

Rain ending after midnight. Showers Friday afternoon and evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 early Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Friday and to 1 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 45 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 40 knots increasing to south 50 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 50 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 October 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 990 mb located over Queen Charlotte
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing low 994 mb located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM PDT 29 October 2020 An intense low pressure system over Queen Charlotte Sound will move
inland overnight. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force northwesterlies in
its wake. A brief period of hurricane force northwest winds can be
expected over Northern Explorer until after midnight.

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