Haro Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 20 November 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 after midnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain beginning late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 20 November 2018

'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 9:30 PM PST 20 November 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Central Coast to Explorer.

At midnight PST tonight low located over southwestern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing low located over southern
Hecate Strait.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 PM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from the Central Coast to Southern Explorer will
combine with a low approaching from the south tonight. This combined
system will intensify the gale force southeast winds along the front
and reach peak winds of storm force southeasterlies by Wednesday
morning over waters near Northern Vancouver Island. The system will
move eastwards Wednesday with southeast winds shifting to strong
To gale force northerwesterlies for areas immediately in its wake.
The inner South Coast will see winds rise to gale force
southeasterlies Wednesday morning. As the system departs into the
BC Interior, a ridge will build Wednesday afternoon causing winds to
quickly ease below gales for all marine regions.

The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters Wednesday
night.

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