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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 13 July 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 15 knots early this morning then veering to south 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 Tuesday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers ending early this morning. Rain Tuesday.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 13 July 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 13 July 2020
Wednesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 13 July 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 13 July 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located off Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 13 July 2020 A frontal system offshore will approach the North Coast tonight and
Tuesday. Ahead of the system, winds will rise to strong to gale force
southeasterlies on Tuesday over Dixon Entrance East and Northern
Hecate Strait. Winds will ease to moderate to strong southwesterlies
behind the frontal system Tuesday evening.

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