Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 early this afternoon then backing to south 10 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming southeast 25 to 35 early Friday morning.
Showers ending this afternoon. Periods of drizzle Friday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 1:07 PM PST 20 January 2022
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.
A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.
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