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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots backing to northeast 20 to 30 this morning then increasing to northeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

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 building to 1 to 2 this evening.

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 - northern 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 10:30 AM PST 29 November 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northeastern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 984 mb located over northern Vancouver

At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 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 Queen Charlotte Sound
will track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island today and remain
near North Vancouver Island tonight and Wednesday while weakening.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force easterlies will develop over
central waters and the South Coast today. In its wake, winds will
shift to gale to storm force northerlies this afternoon and persist
through Wednesday.

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