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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 September 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind becoming variable 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon then becoming west 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 September 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 September 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from the
Central Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT today building frontal system located over
southern Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the southern Strait of Georgia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 17 September 2021 A Pacific front will continue to generate gale force southeast winds
as it moves through Hecate Strait and the Central Coast.

The front will progress into the South Coast near midday.
Strong to gale force southeast winds will develop in the region as
the front sweeps across through the day.

Winds are forecast to ease to moderate to strong westerly in the wake
of the front. Westerly gales will develop late in the day today
across Explorer and west coast Vancouver Island.

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