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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 03 March 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 near midnight then backing to east 20 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late Thursday morning and to southeast 50 to 65 late Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 March 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 March 2021
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to north 15 to 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 03 March 2021

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 9:30 PM PST 3 March 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary cold front located on
a line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday deepening low 990 mb located southwest
of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 982 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:33 PM PST 3 March 2021 A cold front will continue to remain quasi-stationary over Northern
Vancouver Island tonight. Ahead of the front, gale force southerlies
will persist tonight over central waters and west of Vancouver
Island north.

A deepening low will track northwards across Explorer Thursday
morning and lie over Haida Gwaii in the evening. Ahead of the low,
gale to storm force southerlies over southern and central waters will
spread to northern waters in the afternoon. Additionally, hurricane
force southeasterlies will develop ahead and in the vicinity of the
low. Winds will shift to storm to hurricane force westerly in its
wake and near the low.

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