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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 near midnight. Wind southeast 45 to 55 Tuesday.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 late this evening and to 3 after midnight. Seas building to 4 late overnight and to 5 early Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 30 November 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 30 November 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM PST 30 November 2020 A trough of low pressure over the inner South Coast is currently
exiting the region. In the wake of the trough, strong to gale
Force westerly winds over eastern sections of Juan de Fuca Strait
will weaken early this evening.

A frontal system currently over Bowie remain quasi-stationary
Tonight through Tuesday. Ahead of the system, gale to storm force
southerly winds will prevail over northern and central waters.

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