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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 07 February 2023

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 25 late this evening and to southwest 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind backing to south 20 early Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 late Wednesday afternoon.

Showers this evening. Rain Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 early Wednesday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 07 February 2023

'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 9:30 PM PST 7 February 2023 Tonight and Wednesday At 6:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday deepening frontal system located west
of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 7 February 2023 A Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday morning. The
front will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over Northern Vancouver
Island late Wednesday evening.

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