Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots except southeast 30 to 40 over southern sections. Wind becoming southerly inflow 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming northerly outflow 10 to 20 early Saturday morning.
Rain changing to showers near midnight then to rain Saturday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Howe SoundIssued 10:30 AM PST 14 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 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Cape Scott
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing ridge located over the South
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of the
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:05 AM PST 14 December 2018 A frontal system stretching from Cape Scott to Southern Explorer will
Progress eastwards across Vancouver Island today. The front will
cross Southern Vancouver Island and depart into the British Columbia
Interior by early this evening.
Over northern and central waters, strong to gale force northerly
winds will ease to light to moderate westerly this evening.
Over southern waters, gale force southeast winds will continue this
morning with storm force southeasterlies off the west coast of
Vancouver Island. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies
in the wake of the frontal passage.
Another intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters
tonight then move onto the mainland coast on Saturday. Widespread
gale to storm force southeast winds will be generated ahead of the
front with hurricane force winds over parts of the northern and
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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