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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late this morning then becoming southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Showers changing to rain near noon then to showers Wednesday morning and ending near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon and to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 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 4:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday trough located Haida Gwaii.

At 9:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 995 mb located west of
Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 990 mb located west of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure to the west of the Bowie region this morning
will move east to lie just west of Haida Gwaii early Wednesday
morning. Southerly gales will develop from Hecate Strait to Northern
Vancouver Island by noon today.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning. 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 tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are
possible near the headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight.
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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