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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 October 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 late this afternoon and to northerly 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 early Friday morning and to southwesterly 10 to 15 near noon Friday.

Rain this afternoon and tonight. Showers Friday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late this afternoon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning and to 1 to 2 near noon Friday and to 1 or less Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 45 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 40 knots increasing to south 50 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 50 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020

'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 29 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southern Bowie.
By midnight PDT tonight low 990 mb located near McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 29 October 2020 A deepening low pressure system over Southern Bowie will move
Onshore near McInnes Island near midnight.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies have begun over
central waters and strong to gale force northeasterlies are forecast
over northern waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds will
develop tonight in the wake of the low. A brief period of hurricane
force northwest winds can be expected over Northern Explorer this
evening.

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