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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 25 Sunday morning then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Sunday evening.

Showers tonight and Sunday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 or less near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 April 2024 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located near Queen Charlotte
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low located over northern
Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located from Explorer to Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 20 April 2024 An area of low pressure approaching Queen Charlotte Sound will move
northeastwards to lie over Northern Hecate Strait overnight while
weakening. Strong to gale force winds over West Vancouver Island this
afternoon will spread into central waters this evening.

Gale force westerly winds are forecast to follow this area of low
pressure. Strong to gale force westerly inflow winds have developed
through Juan de Fuca Strait late this afternoon. Southern reaches of
the Strait of Georgia can expect to see southwesterly gale force
gusts early this evening.

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