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Hecate Strait - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2022

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

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

Rain beginning this afternoon changing to showers after midnight and ending Monday morning.


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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2022 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.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 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over eastern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 22 May 2022 Ahead of a frontal system over Bowie, southeast winds will rise to
strong to marginal gale force west of Haida Gwaii late this morning.
Strong to marginal gale force southeast winds are also expected for
Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East this afternoon and
early evening. Winds will veer to strong westerlies in the wake of
the front late today.

Extensive fog and stratus blankets the outer waters this morning but
will dissipate today as the frontal system passes.

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