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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 May 2022

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late Tuesday morning then becoming southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms late this evening changing to rain near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 late this evening then building to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning and to northwesterly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Friday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 May 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Hecate Strait.

At 9:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 995 mb located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 16 May 2022 A trough of low pressure will move through offshore waters on
Tuesday. Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to Explorer
near midday Tuesday.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer on Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island on Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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