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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 November 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 50 this evening then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to south 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 13 November 2019
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 13 November 2019

'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 PM PST 13 November 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By midnight PST tonight departing ridge located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 13 November 2019 A Pacific front will cross the offshore waters tonight. The system
will then move southward to lie over the Central Coast by Thursday
afternoon and reach Central Vancouver Island by Friday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue over most
northern and central waters tonight and Thursday ahead of the front.
Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will spread to southern
waters Thursday night.

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