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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 August 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots except southwest 20 over southern sections late this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 late this afternoon then becoming variable 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Monday afternoon and to southeast 35 Monday evening.

Showers ending near noon. Periods of rain beginning Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less late overnight then building to 1 to 2 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwesterly 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 knots increasing to south 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 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

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 August 2019

'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 PDT 18 August 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over the North Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located over the Central
Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 p.m. PDT Monday trough located over southern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday trough located from Bowie to Prince Rupert.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 18 August 2019 A low pressure trough lying through the North Coast will move south
to the Central Coast this afternoon then weaken. Strong northwest
winds will affect northern waters behind the trough.

On Monday, a second trough of low pressure will move to lie over
Southern Bowie and then swing northward toward Prince Rupert in
The evening. Strong southerlies will develop south of the trough and
rise to gale force late in the day. Strong to gale force easterlies
will develop north of the trough.

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