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Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 19 August 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late Tuesday morning except southeast 35 over southern sections Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

Rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 August 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 4 Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 August 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 late in the day.

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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

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 19 August 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 9:30 PM PDT 19 August 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over western Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Port Hardy.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PDT 19 August 2019 A trough of low pressure off Haida Gwaii will swing northward
Toward Prince Rupert tonight. Ahead of the trough, strong to
Gale force southerlies will develop over central and northern waters
tonight and increase to gale to storm force on Tuesday.

In the wake of the trough the winds will shift to strong to gale
force northerlies Tuesday morning.

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