Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 29 April 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 15 to 25.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 29 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 9:30 PM PDT 29 April 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northwestern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PDT 29 April 2016 A ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound this evening
Will produce strong to gale force west to northwest winds over
southern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong overnight as
the ridge weakens and settles over Northern Vancouver Island.

A frontal system will approach Bowie this evening and move onto the
North Coast by Saturday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds
will develop ahead of the front over northern waters later tonight
and will continue into Saturday.

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