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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 near noon Monday and to northwest 10 to 15 Monday evening.

Flurries this afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late Monday morning and to 1 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southerly 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 25 February 2024

'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 4:00 PM PST 25 February 2024 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 9:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located over
northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 25 February 2024 A departing trough of low pressure will continue to spread gale force
westerlies along Juan de Fuca before easing to strong late this
evening. Risk of storm force winds near Race Rocks late this
afternoon.

Another trough along the North Coast has enough energy to continue
gale force northwesterlies over northern, central, and offshore
waters tonight and Monday.

By Monday afternoon, the waters south of and including Hecate south
will display strong northwesterlies with gale force winds along West
Vancouver Island south and Juan de Fuca west entrance. By the
evening, winds will gradually weaken with gale force ending near
midnight.

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