Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 January 2023
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 25 near noon Saturday and to northeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.
Periods of drizzle tonight and Saturday morning. Fog patches forming late this evening and dissipating Saturday morning.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Haro StraitIssued 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 27 January 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing trough located southwest of
At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the offshore waters.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:43 PM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain offshore. Strong to
gale force northerly winds will prevail between these two features,
over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.
A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the British Columbia
Interior tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds
will develop in the mainland inlets tonight and strengthen to gale to
storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge builds.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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- Arctic - Western Arctic
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- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
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- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
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