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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 October 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then backing to south 15 late this evening except north 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming south 25 to 35 early Saturday morning then increasing to south 35 to 45 near noon Saturday. Wind becoming south 35 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 early this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 or less early this evening then building to 1 to 2 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday. Seas building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 October 2020
Sunday Wind south 40 knots increasing to south 50 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 50 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 October 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.

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 October 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 10:30 AM PDT 30 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 30 October 2020 In the wake of a departing storm, strong to gale force northwesterly
winds over the central and southern waters will continue to ease
This afternoon. However, a building ridge approaching Explorer will
maintain the gale force westerly inflow through Juan de Fuca Strait
today.

On Saturday, an approaching front will produce gale force southerlies
over the central and northern waters.

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