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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 30 to 40 knots becoming south 35 to 45 early this morning then backing to southeast 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday morning then becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Wednesday. Wind veering to south 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain ending Wednesday morning. Rain Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning then building to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon then veering to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to south 35.

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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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2020

'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 AM PST 1 December 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over the South Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 1 December 2020 A frontal system is currently stalled over Bowie. Ahead of the
system, gale to storm force southerly winds will prevail over
northern and central waters.

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