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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 Sunday evening.

Showers this afternoon tonight and Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024

'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 4:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located near Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 20 April 2024 An area of low pressure approaching Queen Charlotte Sound will move
northeastwards to lie over Northern Hecate Strait overnight while
weakening. Strong to gale force winds over West Vancouver Island this
afternoon will spread into central waters this evening.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Strong to gale force westerly inflow winds have developed
through Juan de Fuca Strait late this afternoon. Southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts early this evening.

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