Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 this morning then diminishing to westerly 25 this afternoon except westerly 35 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 Wednesday morning then becoming southeast 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday.
Rain ending late this afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Haro StraitIssued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Vancouver Island.
By noon PST today departing frontal system located over the Lower
At 1:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Pacific Ocean.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located over the
At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 AM PST 11 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently lies along the Central Coast to
Central Vancouver Island. The front will progress through the inner
South Coast this morning and then depart into the BC Interior by
Gale force southerly winds are expected through the inner south
coastal waters this morning.
A weak ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters resulting
in gale force westerly winds across most areas this afternoon.
The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and tracks east through the South Coast by evening.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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