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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 16 July 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly 10 to 20 early Wednesday morning.

Periods of drizzle beginning near midnight changing to periods of rain Wednesday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 July 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 early Wednesday morning then subsiding to 1 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 July 2024
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 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 southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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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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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 16 July 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from Explorer to the
Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over southeastern Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low located over northern
Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PDT 16 July 2024 A low pressure system offshore will move into Bowie tonight. Strong
to gale force southeasterly winds will develop ahead of the low,
while strong to gale force northwesterly winds are expected in its
wake during the overnight to early Wednesday morning period.

Late Wednesday afternoon, strong to gale force westerly winds will
develop through Juan de Fuca Strait ahead of the ridge moving into
Southeastern Explorer.

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