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Haro Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late this afternoon with gusts to 40 then diminishing to southwest 15 near midnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to southeast 20 to 25 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Scattered showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 03 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening trough located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii is producing southeasterly gales to
its east. Meanwhile a trough over Vancouver Island is spreading
southeast gales to the inner South Coast.

Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.

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