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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 this evening and to north 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming light Thursday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon Thursday. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries Thursday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray today.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2022
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 20 to 30 in the morning.
Saturday Wind north 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 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 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located northwest of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Thursday low 992 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:18 AM PST 30 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to give
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets today.
The ridge will weaken on Thursday and rebuild on Friday. Over
northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing spray will continue
Today as Arctic air pushes out from the mainland inlets.

An area of low pressure over the South Coast will gradually weaken
today. Northwesterly winds over southern waters will continue to
ease to light late this morning. Over offshore, central and northern
waters, gale to storm force northerlies will continue today and
gradually ease tonight.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across the offshore
waters Thursday night. Ahead of the low, southerly gales will
develop off the west coast of Haida Gwaii Thursday afternoon and
spread to central waters in the evening.

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