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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to southerly 35 to 45 early this afternoon and to southerly 20 to 30 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15.

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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)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019

'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 AM PDT 15 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line east-west over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 14 October 2019 An intense frontal system just west of Haida Gwaii this evening will
move eastward across Haida Gwaii tonight then lie over an
Area stretching from Hecate Strait to Explorer on Tuesday morning.
The front will approach the South Coast Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over most
northern and central waters tonight while spreading to the outer
southern waters. These winds will reach the inner South Coast on
Tuesday.

A second system will quickly move into the offshore waters early
Tuesday morning bringing gale force southerly winds to most northern
and central waters on Tuesday.

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