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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early Monday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 late Monday morning. Wind becoming westerly 25 to 35 Monday evening.

Showers ending near midnight. Rain Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 5 to 15 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20.

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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

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 October 2019

'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 PDT 20 October 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating low located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday departing low located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 20 October 2019 A low pressure system over Hecate Strait will dissipate this evening.
Gale force westerly winds over the offshore waters will gradually
ease tonight.

The next low pressure system will move across offshore waters Monday
morning and make landfall on the Central Coast by late Monday
afternoon. Gale force southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to
gale force westerlies in behind.

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