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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight and to southerly 10 to 20 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to showers Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight and to 2 to 3 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 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

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2020

'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 4:00 PM PST 22 January 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the North Coast to Port Hardy.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening cold front located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 22 January 2020 A frontal system located from west coast of Haida Gwaii to west coast
of Vancouver Island this afternoon will continue to move eastward and
cross the North Coast overnight. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force southwest
In its wake.

The trailing cold front will lie across the Central Coast Thursday
morning and move across the South Coast Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the front then ease
to moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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