Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 this evening except southeast 10 to 20 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming westerly 20 late overnight then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday morning.

Showers beginning early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2019
Wednesday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind north 10 to 20 knots becoming south 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 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

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 February 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying trough located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PST 18 February 2019 A trough of low pressure will intensify over the North Coast tonight
and stretch across the mainland coast by Tuesday morning. In the
Wake of the trough, northwesterly gales will develop over Bowie
tonight then spread to northern and central waters Tuesday morning
and the west coast of Vancouver Island in the afternoon.

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