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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 October 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 early this evening then increasing to south 40 to 45 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to south 50 to 60 Sunday afternoon.

Rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 October 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 early Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 October 2020
Monday Wind south 50 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 October 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over the Central

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying warm front located over
southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday warm front located north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 31 October 2020 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the North Coast in
the evening. Winds will rise to gale to local storm force southerly
over the central and northern waters as the front approaches.

A warm front will approach Southern Bowie this evening and move
northwards on Sunday while intensifying. Over the central and
northern waters winds will shift to strong to gale force southerly
tonight and increase to gale to storm force Sunday afternoon.

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