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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 late this morning then increasing to south 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 near noon Thursday and to light Thursday evening.

Showers ending this morning. Rain tonight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 after midnight and to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday morning and to 1 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 2020
Friday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon then becoming westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 November 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 AM PST 25 November 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1007 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing low 1013 mb located over western
Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 25 November 2020 A low pressure centre is sitting over norhtern Vancouver Island. The
system will gradually dissipate late this morning as it moves to west
of Tofino. Gale force northwesterly winds over central offshore
waters will spread to southern offshore waters later this morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on this
afternoon. The system will move southward across northern waters
tonight then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of the system,
gale force southerly winds will develop over northern waters tonight.
The winds will spread to central and southern waters on Thursday.

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