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Howe Sound

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 31 May 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 5 to 15 knots except southerly inflow 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming light late this evening then becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15 near noon Thursday except southerly inflow 20 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 May 2023
Friday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 31 May 2023

'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 31 May 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from Explorer to the
Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:09 PM PDT 31 May 2023 Ahead of a ridge of high pressure, gale force westerlies over Juan de
Fuca Strait will ease late this evening and then redevelop early
Thursday evening.

An approaching frontal system will cross Bowie tonight and remain
over Haida Gwaii through Thursday. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies will develop over northern waters early Thursday
morning and ease Thursday evening.

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