Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday evening.
Periods of rain ending this evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
'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 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located north of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over cape St. James will track southwards tonight
and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning. Meanwhile,
a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into interior
British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will develop between these two features, beginning in southern
waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into Saturday.
Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
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