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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late this morning then diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to west 20 to 25 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 near noon Thursday and to west 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers near the mainland coast overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 late this morning and to 4 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 near midnight and to 2 Thursday morning and to 1 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind south 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning and to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

'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 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
waters.
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
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 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
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of
The trough then ease Thursday morning.

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