Haro Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Wednesday morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located west
of Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 16 January 2018 An Arctic ridge will weaken today, but will re-strengthen on
Wednesday producing strong to gale force outflow winds through the
mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm
Force southeasterlies will develop ahead of this frontal system late
this evening. As the system moves towards Vancouver Island it will
continue to intensify. By early Wednesday morning storm to hurricane
force southeasterlies are expected at West Vancouver Island North
And will extend into Queen Charlotte Sound.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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