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Haro Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots except southwest 20 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 near noon then becoming southerly 10 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Friday morning then veering to southwest 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Showers overnight and Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Monday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2023

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 30 March 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today dissipating ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 30 March 2023 The ridge of high pressure over Bowie weakens as it moves eastward,
and strong northerly winds over most of the outer waters will
diminish today.

A Pacific frontal system pushes into Bowie this afternoon and slides
southeastward tonight. By Friday morning, the system will lie from
Haida Gwaii to Explorer. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
expected ahead of the system. In its wake, winds shift to strong to
gale force westerly or northwesterly.

The frontal system reaches Vancouver Island Friday afternoon and
generates strong to marginal gale force southeasterly winds in the
Strait of Georgia. As the system departs the South Coast Friday
evening, strong to marginal gale force westerly winds develop in
Its wake in the Juan de Fuca Strait.

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