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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 13 August 2022

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 late Sunday afternoon.

Scattered showers changing to rain after midnight and ending near noon Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 August 2022
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 or less Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 August 2022
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 13 August 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 13 August 2022 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over eastern Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating trough located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast then to Vancouver Island.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low located over northern Explorer.
By midnight PDT Sunday dissipating low located near Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM PDT 13 August 2022 A trough over Bowie will track east tonight and lie from Hecate
Strait to Northern Vancouver Island by Sunday morning.

As the trough moves up against a ridge of high pressure over the BC
Interior, southerly winds will rise to gale force over northern and
central waters overnight and Sunday morning.

Gale force winds will ease to strong by early Sunday afternoon as the
trough dissipates.

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