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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 35 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday morning then increasing to westerly 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 994 mb located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 999 mb located over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:07 PM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure over Bowie will move eastwards and weaken
over Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Ahead of the trough,
southerly gales from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island will
ease overnight into early Wednesday morning.

A deep low pressure centre will cross Explorer tonight and Northern
Vancouver Island Wednesday morning. Ahead of the low, storm force
southerly winds over Explorer will spread to west coast Vancouver
Island tonight, with hurricane force southeasterlies near the
headlands overnight. Southeast gales will spread to the inner South
Coast early Wednesday morning. In the wake of the low, winds will
shift to gale to storm force westerly overnight and spread to Juan
De fuca strait Wednesday morning.

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