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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to southeast 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Thursday.

Rain overnight and Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 Thursday morning and to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2021
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming south 5 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 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 AM PDT 22 September 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over
central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located from Explorer to
the North Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located from Explorer to the
Central Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary frontal system located
from Bowie to the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 AM PDT 22 September 2021 An approaching frontal system will track across Bowie tonight
And northern waters on Thursday. Ahead of the front, southerly
Gales will develop over Bowie tonight then spread to northern waters
Thursday morning.

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