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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to northwest 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 near noon Wednesday. Wind backing to south 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending Wednesday morning. Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming east 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 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
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 November 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 978 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 AM PST 24 November 2020 A trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
this morning. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters later this morning and shift to
strong to gale force westerly in its wake.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii this evening. Storm force westerlies in its
Wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie late this evening
then spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West
overnight. Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on
Tuesday morning and to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island
on Tuesday afternoon.

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