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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 October 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 near midnight then becoming westerly 20 Thursday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 October 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 October 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday trough located from Hecate Strait to
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:09 PM PDT 16 October 2019 A front stretching from the Central Coast to Explorer will move
across the inner South Coast midday Thursday. Gale force southeast
winds ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.

On Thursday, an intense trough will cross into most marine waters
bringing strong to gale force southerlies. Gale to storm force
westerlies are expected in its wake.

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