Haro Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots except northeast 30 to 35 over northern sections. Wind becoming east 20 to 25 early this evening then diminishing to east 10 to 20 late overnight.

Chance of wet snow tonight and Friday.

Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 7 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind east 15 to 20 knots veering to south 15 to 25 in the morning then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2016

'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 PST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today deepening frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 993 mb located off the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 985 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 8 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
today through Friday. Storm force outflow winds are expected through
mainland inlets today. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow
winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland
inlets.

A strong frontal system west of the offshore waters is approaching
Explorer this morning. Gale to storm force easterlies and
southeasterlies ahead of the system will spread to south and central
waters. The low associated with this frontal system will move over
Northwestern Explorer Friday morning. Storm force southwesterlies
Can be expected near the low.

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