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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then veering to south 25 to 35 near noon Saturday. Wind backing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 overnight and to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located north of Haida
Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 24 January 2020 A low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters tonight
then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday. Gale force
southerly winds will prevail over most central and northern waters
ahead of the low. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low.

A trough of low pressure will cross northern and central waters
Saturday night bringing gale force southerly winds to the region.

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