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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Thursday morning then becoming northwest 30 to 40 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday evening.

Rain Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2019
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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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)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 November 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 4:00 PM PST 20 November 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located over Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PST 20 November 2019 A cold front offshore will move across Bowie tonight then across the
North and Central Coasts on Thursday. Southeast gales over Bowie will
spread to central and northern waters tonight. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies in the wake of the front.

Southerly gales are forecast to develop again over northern waters
Thursday night as another Pacific front approaches the region.

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