Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southeast 15 knots veering to southwest 15 this morning except southeast 15 to 20 near the coast. Wind becoming southerly 20 to 25 early this evening then backing to southeast 25 to 30 near noon Sunday.

A few showers changing to rain Sunday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 September 2017
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Powell River Airport Sechelt Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Vancouver Harbour Vancouver Int'l Airport West Vancouver Port Alberni Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Squamish Airport
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 September 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching trough located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:32 AM PDT 23 September 2017 A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound
will weaken today through Sunday. A trough of low pressure will
approach Northwestern Explorer on Sunday afternoon spreading strong
to gale force southwesterly winds into the region.

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