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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 near noon Thursday then becoming westerly 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 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

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:44 AM PDT 16 October 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 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 3:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located west of Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday trough located from Hecate Strait to
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 16 October 2019 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will depart the South Coast by
this afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds over the inner South
Coast waters will ease below gales this afternoon.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this morning and
approach the northern and central waters this afternoon. The front
will then cross the South Coast early Thursday morning. Gale force
southeast winds will be generated ahead of the front then shifting to
strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

On Thursday, an intense trough will cross into most marine waters
bringing strong to gale force southerlies. Gale to storm force
westerlies are expected in its wake.

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