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Haro Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 October 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots this afternoon and to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Wednesday morning then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain tonight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 October 2019

'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 PDT 15 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located on a line east-west
over Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over western
Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:56 AM PDT 15 October 2019 An intense frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Explorer
this morning will approach the South Coast this afternoon. Gale to
storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over parts of northern,
central and southern waters today. The gale force southeast winds
will reach the inner South Coast by this afternoon.

A trough will quickly move into the offshore waters this morning
bringing gale force southerly winds to most northern and central
waters today.

Another front will cross offshore waters this evening and approach
the mainland coast overnight then move through the South Coast on
Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will be generated by the front.

On Wednesday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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