Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this morning and to southeast 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind veering to southwest 30 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 to 30 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 20 near noon Thursday and to west 15 Thursday afternoon.
Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers near the mainland coast overnight and Thursday.
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Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 19 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 4:00 AM PST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:05 AM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system continues to move across the northern waters today.
Gale force southeasterlies continue over Northern Bowie, and the
northern and central waters. As it approaches the mainland coast,
storm force southeasterlies will develop across Northern Hecate
Strait and Dixon Entrance East late this morning.
A trough rapidly following this frontal system this
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait. Storm force southeasterlies will develop
from Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island this
Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of
The trough then ease Thursday morning.
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