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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 November 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 near noon then to southeast 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight and to southeast 45 to 55 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Saturday and to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers changing to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 near midnight and to 2 to 3 overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 November 2021

'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 PST 26 November 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today approaching frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PST 26 November 2021 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters tonight.
Winds will rise to gale to storm force southeasterly over the
northern and central waters overnight. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeasterly over the southern waters overnight.

An area of low pressure will pass north of Bowie on Saturday morning
leading to strong to gale force southwesterly winds for water west
Of Haida Gwaii well into Saturday night.

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