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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2022

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then becoming southeast 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind southeast 20 to 30 Monday.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2022
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2022
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 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 AM PDT 25 September 2022 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over the North Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday weakening frontal system located over
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PDT 25 September 2022 A trough will move from Bowie into northern waters this morning.
Ahead of the trough, southeasterly gales will develop over East Dixon
and Northern Hecate Strait.

A frontal system will begin to approach Bowie tonight. Ahead of the
system, southeast gales will develop across Bowie tonight then spread
to waters just west of Haida Gwaii Monday morning. The winds are
expected to ease below gales by Monday afternoon.

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