Issued 09:30 PM PST 02 February 2023
Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeasterly 5 to 15 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 Friday morning then increasing to southeast 35 near noon Friday. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early Friday evening with gusts to 40.
Scattered showers overnight. Showers Friday afternoon and evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Haro StraitIssued 9:30 PM PST 02 February 2023
'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 9:30 PM PST 2 February 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from the North
Coast to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.
At 9:30 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:18 PM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast of BC
To Northwestern Explorer is producing widespread southeasterly gales
to the east of the system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly
storms from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters later
this evening, but will remain gale force across the central waters
and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.
Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters throughout the day on Friday.
Winds will ease on Friday evening, though there will be a brief
period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
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- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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- Howe Sound
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- 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
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