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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots veering to northwest 10 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 this evening. Wind northwesterly 20 to 30 Friday.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located north of Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Queen Charlotte Sound.

By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 26 January 2023 A trough will approach from the north and track across the marine
regions today and tomorrow. 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 Saturday.

Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening 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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