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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots veering to south 20 to 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas 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 Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 January 2020

'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 PM PST 21 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Bowie to Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 21 January 2020 A trough will move onto Vancouver Island this evening. In its wake,
strong to gale force southwesterlies over Explorer will spread to
West Coast Vancouver Island South this evening.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread
to northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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