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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 5 to 15 near noon then veering to southeast 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 40 Friday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Periods of rain Friday.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 6 Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near noon Friday and to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2021
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeasterly 5 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 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 4:00 AM PST 28 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located from the Alaska panhandle
to the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening trough located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 28 January 2021 A ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior. Strong to
gale force outflow winds will prevail through the coastal mainland
inlets through this morning.

Moderate freezing spray will develop through Douglas Channel this
evening and continue through this morning then return overnight.

A frontal system will approach the offshore waters late this
afternoon. Ahead of the front, southerly gales will develop over
Bowie, and the northern and central waters beginning this evening.

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