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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening and to southwest 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 late Thursday morning then backing to south 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers near the mainland coast overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight and to 2 early Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 January 2022

'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 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Cape Scott.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will move across the north and
central coasts this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
continue over the northern and central waters ahead of the system.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain
southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait to queen
Charlotte strait. Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in
the wake of the trough then ease Thursday morning.

Another front will spread southerly gales to Bowie Thursday evening.

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