Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 July 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots near noon except southwesterly inflow 20 to 30 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 near noon Thursday except southwesterly inflow 20 to 30 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 July 2016
Friday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 25.
Sunday Wind southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 July 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PDT 27 July 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 AM PDT 27 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extending from well
offshore towards the Central Coast will slowly shift northward to lie
over Haida Gwaii by Thursday afternoon. Under this pattern, strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Strong northwesterlies off West Vancouver Island and through
Johnstone Strait are forecast to rise to gale force late this
afternoon. The winds will ease slightly overnight then strengthen
again Thursday afternoon. Westerly winds through Juan de Fuca Strait
will flirt with gales in the evenings.

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