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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2022

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight then becoming west 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind becoming west 10 to 20 near noon Monday then diminishing to light Monday evening.

Rain changing to showers after midnight and ending Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2022
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 early this evening then subsiding to 1 or less late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2022
Tuesday Wind light becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 22 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 PM PDT 22 May 2022 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Monday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 1:00 a.m. PDT Monday departing frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 22 May 2022 Ahead of a frontal system over Haida Gwaii, southeast winds will rise
to strong to marginal gale force for Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon
Entrance East through early evening. Winds will veer to strong
westerlies in the wake of the front this evening.

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