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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots tonight and Friday.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northeast 25 to 35 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.
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 Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over Queen Charlotte Sound 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

Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
Friday night and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
Force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
the interior.

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