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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 this morning then backing to northeast 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind northeast 30 to 40 tonight and Wednesday.

Rain or snow ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Wednesday.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 3 this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning except 2 to 3 near Haida Gwaii tonight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022
Thursday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots backing to northeast 20 to 30.
Saturday Wind north 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 06:16 AM PST 29 November 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 29 November 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary low 984 mb located over
Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 AM PST 29 November 2022 A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will generate
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets today
through Wednesday. Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing
spray will exist tonight through Wednesday as Arctic air pushes out
from the mainland inlets.

An intensifying low pressure system west of Haida Gwaii will track
southeastwards towards Vancouver Island today and remain near Cape
Scott tonight and Wednesday. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
easterlies will develop over parts of the offshore, northern and
central waters as well as West Vancouver Island this morning. In its
wake, winds will shift to gale to storm force northerlies this
afternoon and persist through Wednesday.

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