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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon and to southeast 40 to 50 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening then becoming west 15 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this morning and to 3 to 4 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:04 AM PDT 23 October 2019 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie will move across the North Coast
this evening and remain nearly stationary across the central waters
overnight and Thursday.

Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies over
northern waters will rise to gale to storm force this afternoon.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerly in its wake then to
light to moderate tonight.

Over central waters winds will rise to southeast gales this afternoon
and then remain strong to gale force southerly tonight through
Thursday.

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