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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except southeast 35 near the mainland coast. Wind becoming south 35 to 45 late this afternoon then becoming southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind veering to south 50 to 60 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 Tuesday morning. Wind backing to south 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday.

Rain ending Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 near noon then building to 4 to 6 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019
Wednesday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 20 knots backing to southeast 25.
Friday Wind southeast 20 knots veering to south 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 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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2019

'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 4:00 AM PST 16 December 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located 30 miles west of Cape
Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 16 December 2019 A warm front extending from Hecate Strait toward Cape Scott this
morning will approach the Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the
system, southeasterly gales prevail across the northern and central
waters.

A stronger frontal system will approach Explorer this afternoon and
move onto Haida Gwaii tonight. Gale to storm force southeast winds
will develop ahead of the system. Winds will shift to strong westerly
in its wake.

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