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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Tuesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday then backing to northeast 30 to 40 Tuesday evening.

Snow Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots backing to northeast 20 to 30.

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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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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

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