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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southwest 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 after midnight then increasing to southeast 35 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 4 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 30 to 40 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system extending from Haida Gwaii to Northwestern Explorer
is producing widespread southeasterly gales to the east of the
system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly storms from Dixon
Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver Island today.

Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters this
evening, but will remain gale force across the central waters and
along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters throughout the day on Friday.

Winds will ease on Friday evening, though there will be a brief
period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
the low.

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