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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 25 February 2024

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 near noon Monday and to northwest 10 to 15 early Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late Monday morning and to 1 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southerly 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 25 February 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 9:30 PM PST 25 February 2024 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the North Coast.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:33 PM PST 25 February 2024 A trough along the North Coast will keep the gale force
northwesterlies over northern, central, and offshore waters tonight
and Monday. Westerly gales through Juan de Fuca Strait will diminish
tonight.

A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie on Monday afternoon.
This will support another round of northwesterly gales southwest
Of Tofino and Southern Strait of Georgia. Westerly gales are expected
through Juan de Fuca Strait.

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