Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots becoming southerly inflow 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2018
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwesterly inflow 5 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly inflow 10 to 20.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.
By 9:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located from the
North Coast to the Central Coast then to Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 16 December 2018 An intense frontal system lies draped over Sandspit southwards to
Cape Scott and then southwards to Tofino. The frontal system will
shift slightly eastward and weaken later this morning.

Gale to storm force southerly winds will continue for Dixon, Hecate
Strait, Central Coast, and inner South Coast waters this morning.

A low pressure centre west of Bowie will slowly drift
Northeastward today. The low will generate strong to gale force
southerlies for northern and central waters.

A new intense frontal system will approach Explorer on Monday
morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will once again develop
across southern, central, and northern waters during the day on
Monday. Hurricane force winds are forecast Monday afternoon for the
headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

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