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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 July 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 35 knots diminishing to west 25 to 30 late overnight except northwest 30 to 35 over northern sections overnight and Wednesday morning. Wind becoming west 20 to 25 early Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to showers late overnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 July 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 July 2019
Thursday Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 July 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 9:30 PM PDT 16 July 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By midnight PDT tonight departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Victoria.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By noon PDT Wednesday departing cold front located on a line
north-south over Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 16 July 2019 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will cross the central and north coasts
overnight. Strong southeast winds over central and northern waters
will reach local gale force ahead of the front this evening.
Winds will shift to strong to local gale force westerly in the wake
of the front overnight. These winds will persist on Wednesday for
north and central waters.

Additionally, strong to gale force westerly winds will develop in the
Juan de Fuca Strait late Wednesday afternoon and continue overnight.

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