Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 April 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections early this evening. Wind diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 near noon Sunday except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 April 2016
Monday Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 April 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 PM PDT 30 April 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 30 April 2016 A weakening ridge of high pressure will remain stalled in a north to
south line over Northern Vancouver Island through Sunday. Meanwhile,
a frontal system will weaken along a northeast to southwest line over
Northwestern Haida Gwaii tonight. Gale force southeast winds over the
far north will slowly ease tonight as the front weakens but southeast
gales will persist through Sunday afternoon over Northern Hecate
Strait and the eastern portions of Dixon Entrance.

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