Haro Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 15 knots this morning and to southeast 15 to 25 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 late this evening.

Rain beginning early this afternoon changing to a few showers overnight with risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

GALE WARNING in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system over the offshore waters will track across
the North Coast today. Ahead of the front, storm force
southeasterlies over most waters will shift to strong southerlies in
its wake. Strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast waters
will rise to gale force this afternoon. Very high seas will build,
reaching up to 8 metres over central waters.

On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to central and northern waters
Friday morning, before shifting to strong to gale force southwesterly
in its wake.

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