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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 05 May 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Thursday morning then diminishing to south 25 Thursday evening.

Showers this evening and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 05 May 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 Thursday morning and to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 05 May 2021
Friday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light becoming south 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 05 May 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 PM PDT 5 May 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 994 mb located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 993 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 5 May 2021 A low just southwest of Bowie offshore will move northward and stall
over Bowie tonight. Ahead of the low, southeasterly gale force
Winds will spread throughout northern, central and offshore waters
tonight.

Winds will veer to westerly gale force over Southern Bowie, southern
west coast Haida Gwaii and Queen Charlotte Sound by early Thursday
morning. Southeast gales will persist for most of the North Coast on
Thursday.

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