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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2020

Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late this evening and to west 15 to 25 early Monday morning. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 late Monday morning then increasing to south 20 to 30 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 30 to 40 Monday evening.

Rain ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2020
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 29 November 2020
Tuesday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 29 November 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 29 November 2020 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the southern Strait of Georgia.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 29 November 2020 A frontal system on a line northeast-southwest over North Haida Gwaii
will move southeastward to Hecate Strait this evening then reach
Vancouver Island by Monday morning. Gale to storm force southerly
winds are occurring over most offshore waters. Winds will become
strong to gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the front
overnight.

Another frontal system will approach northern offshore waters Monday
afternoon. Ahead of the system, gale to storm force southerly winds
will develop over northern and central waters Monday afternoon and
evening.

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