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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 November 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early Sunday afternoon then becoming southwest 15 early Sunday evening.

Rain changing to showers this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 November 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 late this evening and to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 November 2019
Monday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.

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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 - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 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 9:30 PM PST 16 November 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing trough located near Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PST 16 November 2019 A Pacific front will cross central and southern waters tonight then
dissipate near the Lower Mainland Sunday morning. A trough of low
pressure will pass the offshore waters tonight then the northern and
central coastal waters on Sunday.

Gale force southerly or southwesterly winds will persist over most
areas tonight and Sunday morning. Winds will ease Sunday afternoon
as a ridge of high pressure builds behind the systems.

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