Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 July 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 10 knots except southerly inflow 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming light near midnight then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming light Saturday morning then becoming southerly inflow 15 Saturday afternoon except southerly inflow 20 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 July 2015
Sunday Wind light becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind light becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 31 July 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 31 July 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located over
the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PDT 31 July 2015 A ridge of high pressure strengthening along the Central Coast
Will give northwest gales through Johnstone Strait tonight and a
similar rise to westerly gales in Juan de Fuca Strait Saturday night.
Marginal northwest gales will also develop off Vancouver Island
northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon and again between
The Brooks and Estevan Point late Saturday.

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