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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind backing to south 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 35 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 in the morning and to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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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 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 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
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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PST 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 998 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:14 AM PST 7 February 2023 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will continue to move
southeastward across the South Coast this morning. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies in the Strait of Georgia will ease and shift
To moderate to strong southwesterlies this morning, with
Westerly gales developing in the Juan de Fuca Strait this afternoon.

A 998 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie this morning and
reach the mainland North Coast this evening. Gale force westerlies
In its vicinity will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters this morning. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
south of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.

A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.

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