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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 this morning then backing to south 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 near midnight. Wind southeast 45 to 55 Tuesday.

Rain overnight and Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 early this morning and to 1 early this afternoon. Seas building to 3 after midnight and to 4 overnight and to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 30 November 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 30 November 2020 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will move out of the region
this morning. In the wake of the front, strong to gale force
northwesterly winds over most BC waters will weaken later this
morning.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie this afternoon. The system
will stall over west of Bowie tonight through Tuesday. Ahead of the
system, gale to storm force southerly winds will prevail over
northern and central waters.

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