Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 July 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 early this evening then veering to northwest 15 to 25 near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 July 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 01 July 2015
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 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 1 July 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Bowie.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over western Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening cold front located over western
Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday dissipating cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 1 July 2015 A ridge of high pressure just off Haida Gwaii this morning will drift
slowly eastward to lie in a northeast to southwest line over Queen
Charlotte Sound tonight. A weakening cold front will reach Bowie this
afternoon and will dissipate as it crosses Haida Gwaii on Thursday
morning. The ridge will then rebuild over Bowie later in the day
Thursday.

Widespread strong northwest winds will continue over most southern
and central waters today and Thursday. Winds will reach gale force
west of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait. The
approaching front will bring gale force southerlies over the western
portions of Bowie this afternoon.

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