Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015

Tonight and Monday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 this evening then diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 Monday morning.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015
Tuesday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 August 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 PM PDT 30 August 2015 An intense cold front across Queen Charlotte Sound will reach
Northern Vancouver Island this evening and will tend to stall in a
northeast to southwest line across Central Vancouver Island by Monday
afternoon. The front will then move into Washington state Monday

The system will produce gale to storm force southeasterlies as it
moves through the central part of the coast early this evening with
marginal gales expected further south over most of the South Coast
tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies will follow the system over
most of the offshore waters.

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