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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 early this morning then diminishing to south 20 to 30 early this afternoon except northwest 15 over western sections. Wind becoming north 10 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 Thursday morning and to southerly 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 overnight then building to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 in the morning.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 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 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)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Explorer.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Thursday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 19 February 2020 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will continue its eastward track.
Ahead of the front, there are gale force southerlies over West Haida
Gwaii and Hecate Strait. The southerly gales will ease late this
afternoon as the frontal system moves inland.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie overnight Wednesday and
into early Thursday morning. Gale to storm force southerlies will
develop ahead of the front through Thursday morning over the offshore
and northern waters.

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