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Hecate Strait - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 30 March 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 15 Friday morning except southeast 25 near the mainland coast Friday morning. Wind becoming west 20 Friday evening.

Rain changing to showers near noon Friday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 near midnight and to 2 to 3 early Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2023
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southerly 10 to 15 in the morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northerly 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2023

'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 9:30 PM PDT 30 March 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:09 PM PDT 30 March 2023 A frontal system over Bowie will track southeastward across Haida
Gwaii tonight and Vancouver Island on Friday. Ahead of the system,
strong to gale force southerly winds west of Haida Gwaii will spread
to northern coastal waters overnight and then central and southern
waters including the Strait of Georgia through Friday morning.

In its wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force northwesterly
tonight through Friday, and then spread to Juan de Fuca Strait Friday
evening as the system departs the South Coast.

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