Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 August 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 20 to 30 early this evening and to southerly inflow 15 late this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 near noon Sunday. Wind increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain at times heavy.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 August 2015
Monday Wind southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 August 2015

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 August 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 989 mb located over the Central Coast.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating low located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 990 mb located off the Gulf of Alaska.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 980 mb located north of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:16 PM PDT 29 August 2015 An intense 990 MB low passing from Vancouver Island to the Central
Coast will move into the interior and dissipate this evening.
Gusty and variable gale force southerlies are occurring
Over South Coast waters and will ease this evening.

Over northern waters, a second but weaker frontal system, is crossing
Hecate Strait. A low pressure centre dropping from the north will
bring another round of gales to the north and Central Coast on
Sunday, then spread to the South Coast on Sunday evening.

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